Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Taylor Swift changes her tune and gets political for 1st time

Taylor Swift Taylor Swift in concert at Hard Rock Stadium Miami Florida USA- 18 Aug 2018 CREDIT Larry Marano REX Shutterstock
Herman Weaver | 10 October, 2018, 05:19

Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org told Buzzfeed News that they have experienced an unprecedented flood of new voter registrations across America since Swift's post was posted.

In her post, Swift said she was voting for Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, and she spoke about what "terrifies" her about Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn, but the only actual endorsement she made was for the act of educating one's self and voting. In the past I've been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now.

Swift's post has garnered almost 1.9 million "likes" and dozens of thousands of comments.

"I'm sure Taylor Swift has nothing or doesn't know anything about her", Trump said of the 28-year-old singer. "And let's say that I like her music 25 per cent less now, okay?" "Happy voting", she wrote. 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. (Swift appears to be referencing the sexual assault trial in which a local radio DJ was convicted of groping her at a meet-and-greet event).

In Tennessee specifically, close to half of October's new registrations took place in the 36 hours after Swift's post went up.

The Speak Now singer said she was a supporter of gay rights and women's rights, and against racism. "For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree one hundred percent on every issue, but we have to vote anyway", she wrote.

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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 Monday, Trump tried to mobilize his own followers by retweeting a message indicating Tuesday was the deadline to register to vote in more than a dozen states. The site typically has 14,078 average daily visitors, Guthrie said.

Vote.org also saw a definite jump in traffic in the wake of her Instagram post.

In contrast to Swift, West has controversially backed Mr Trump, posting photos of himself wearing Make American Great Again hats and praising the President's "dragon energy".

She's not the first artist to endorse Bredesen, a former Tennessee governor who has been helped in his current campaign by four-time Grammy-winner Jason Isbell and rocker Ben Folds.

The most notable celebrity to support Mr Trump may be the rapper Kanye West, who is set to have lunch with the president at the White House.

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