Taylor Swift helps boost voter registrations after endorsing Democrats

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Swift's enormous reach - she has 112 million Instagram followers and 84 million Twitter followers - underscores the way that celebrities can leverage their online presence by sending messages instantaneously to their millions of fans.

After 24-hours and almost two million Instagram likes later, Vote.org said Tennessee voter registration jumped 65,000 in a day. Of the 5,183 new registrations in Tennessee so far this month, at least 2,144 came in the last 36 hours, an increase from the 2,811 voters who registered in September and 951 in August. That means Taylor's post contributed to a massive rise in registrations in just a short period of time.

"She's a tremendous woman, I am sure Taylor Swift does not know anything about her and let's say that I like Taylor's music 25% less now".

I'm writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I'll be voting in the state of Tennessee.

Swift's post has garnered almost 1.9 million "likes" and dozens of thousands of comments. I can not vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love.

"She voted against the reauthorisation of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape".

Swift said in her comments that while she typically tries to support women running for office, Blackburn's voting record "appalls and terrifies me". She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples.

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"These are not MY Tennessee values", Swift wrote. She also believes they should not have the right to marry.

Swift didn't mention specifically what event in her life led to the decision, however the pop star won a sexual assault lawsuit in 2017.

"What I used to love about Taylor Swift is she stayed away from politics", Charlie Kirk, founder of the conservative non-profit student organization Turning Point, said on Fox News television on Monday.

"These are not MY Tennessee values", the "Fearless" singer said online.

"I can not vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love", Swift wrote, saying she would vote for Democrats Phil Bredesen for the U.S. Senate and Jim Cooper for the House of Representatives. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info.

In a number of states, the deadline to register to vote is today, October 9th.

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