Voter Registration Spikes After Taylor Swift Pro-Democrat Instagram Post

Taylor Swift Taylor Swift in concert at Hard Rock Stadium Miami Florida USA- 18 Aug 2018

Taylor Swift Taylor Swift in concert at Hard Rock Stadium Miami Florida USA- 18 Aug 2018

Kamari Guthrie, the director of communications for vote.org, told Buzzfeed News that during the 24-hour period after the singer posted her statement on Instagram, there were 65,000 registrations on the site.

The Vote.org site has also seen a surge, with 155,940 unique visitors in the past 24 hours, when the daily average is 14,078. Guthrie reports that vote.org has received a total of 5,183 registrations in the state to date - 2,144 of which came in during the last 36 hours. Nationally, the site reported almost 156,000 unique visitors in the 24 hours since her post - second only to the numbers on National Voter Registration Day - and 65,000 registrations.

In the post, she states that though she previously voted for women in office, she does not feel able to support the Republican Senate candidate, Marsha Blackburn. She voted against equal pay for women.

Swift, who has largely eschewed politics even as she has become one of pop music's biggest global superstars, told her followers she could not support Blackburn due to the congresswoman's record on women's issues and gay rights.

Bredesen is thankful for Swift's support, writing in a tweet over the weekend, "Thank you for the kind words, [Taylor Swift]".

In her post, Swift vowed to vote for two Democratic candidates: former governor Phil Bredesen for the US Senate and Representative Jim Cooper for re-election. "Taylor Swift's visibility on this issue is driving a lot of coverage of voter registration and it's reaching many of her fans who would not otherwise be following news like this".

I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country.

On Sunday, Swift broke her political silence with an Instagram message. Voting is not the habit for young Americans that it is for others, so it's critical to remind them that in every congressional district and state on November 6, guns will be on the ballot - as will jobs, health care, gender equity and empowerment, education, student loans and the kind of capitalism they want to see practiced in the United States.

"These are not MY Tennessee values", the "Fearless" singer said online. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. She bashed Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn.

It also caught the attention of President Donald Trump, who on Monday declared that he likes Swift's music "about 25% less now". It seems that fans and followers from the musician's home state of Tennesse were among the most impacted by Taylor's words.

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