Taylor Swift urges fans to vote on election day

Lewis Collier
November 7, 2018

'What is today? Tuesday.

"It was surprising in that she's never endorsed a candidate", said Beverly Keel, chair of the department of recording industry at Middle Tennessee State University. "I promise you it feels so wonderful to exercise that right that you have".

Swift's endorsement caused a significant spike in voter registration and, since then, she repeatedly encouraged fans to vote, shared pics of people doing so on her Instagram Stories and shutdown "fear based extremism". "These are people who want to vote", she said to the camera. 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's endorsement of the candidates came after the 28-year-old singer remained politically silent throughout her career.

"These two Tennessee women voted for the candidate who has proven himself to be reasonable and trustworthy", Swift captioned an Instagram photo posing with her mother. "What was it? Oh yeah, you gotta go vote today", Swift began on her Instagram Story. "As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I can not support Marsha Blackburn", Swift wrote in a lengthy Instagram post that delighted many and predictably turned off Fox News personalities, who regularly rail on celebrities for voicing political opinions. "It's not enough to just want to vote", she added.

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Bruns had multiple sclerosis, which prompted questions about whether she was fit to drive. Officials say 44-year-old Dorothy Bruns was found dead in her Staten Island home Tuesday.

She made a final plea to her fans a week before the election in another Instagram post, which has garnered 759,401 "likes", so far.

Numbers released from the Democratic data firm TargetSmart show a surge in early voting numbers in Tennessee, according to the Washington Post.

Laura shaded Taylor on Twitter, telling her to #shakeitoff after Rep. Marsha Blackburn beat out former Gov. Phil Bredesen to win an important Senate seat for the GOP. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count.

She posted videos Monday of musicians, dancers and vocalists she's been on tour with explaining why they vote, and photos of fellow musicians, including Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Justin Timberlake and Kesha. Swift added, "These are not MY Tennessee values".

She took issue with Blackburn voting against gay marriage, supporting business owners who refuse service to gay couples, voting against equal pay laws, and against a bill which aimed to protect women from domestic violence.

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