Voter registration reportedly spikes after Taylor Swift post

Voter registration reportedly spikes after Taylor Swift post

But they also enraged many conservatives, especially those in the country music community where Swift got her start as a teenager and went on to win 10 Grammys. That number is close to the entire amount of new registrations in the state for the month of September which was 2,811.

Swift, 28, noted Blackburn's voted against equal pay for women, against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act that protects women from domestic abuse, and opposes marriage equality. "I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG". She bashed Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples.

Swift's previous unwillingness to weigh in on political matters led some members of the alt-right movement to claim her as one of their own, a phenomenon that her representatives have rejected.

"In the past I've been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions", Swift wrote in an Instagram caption. These are not MY Tennessee values ...

Swift implored her followers to "please, please educate yourself" on their local candidates and to vote. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do.

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In an Instagram post Sunday, Swift endorsed Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, who is running against Republican nominee U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in a closely watched race.

After all, President Trump campaigned for Blackburn in Johnson City, Tennessee, last week and called her a "tremendous woman", as multiple outlets, including Fox News, are reporting. She went on to reveal, "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, 28, has notably stayed out of the US political fray in contrast to her more vocal peers, like Democratic supporters Katy Perry and Beyoncé, and Republican backer Kid Rock.

Former Star Trek actor George Takei was among those welcoming Swift's declaration ahead of what are expected to be polarizing elections in November. [Taylor Swift] doesn't like your little games and she wants Tennesseans to know that you've been in the swamp long enough. "Let's say that I like Taylor's music about 25% less now".

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