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Taylor Swift's Post Reportedly Leads To A Massive Spike In Voter Registration

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Hannah Rogers | 10 October, 2018, 02:11

For comparison's sake, 190,178 new voters were registered via Vote.org nationwide during September and 56,669 in August.

"Taylor's post has helped bring out young voters: a majority of new registrations since Sunday have been from people between 18 and 29 years old (about 64K out of the 105K total new registrations)", Vote.org said in a statement regarding Swift's Instagram post. 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.

When asked about Swift's endorsements and her negative comments about GOP Tennessee Senate hopeful Rep. Marsha Blackburn, President Trump was unaware of what had been said.

Kirk says that the "proper" thing to do would have been to have some "neutrality" in her post, and simply encourage people to register to vote.

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. "Happy voting", she wrote.

"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 wrote.

"Thank God for Taylor Swift", Kamari added. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. 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. These are not MY Tennessee values. 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. Traffic to Vote.org, a nonprofit organization that provides Americans with voter registration details and other information, spiked at 155,940 users from Sunday night through Monday evening - a significant jump from its average 14,708 daily users, the organization said.

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.

In addition to Bredesen, Swift endorsed Democratic US Representative Jim Cooper for re-election in a Tennessee congressional race. I know plenty of people think that it's ridiculous that 65,000 people needed Taylor Swift to tell them to vote before they did so.

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