Taylor Swift’s Political Comments Lead to Spike in Voter Registration

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Swift's reach is massive, she has nearly 30 million more Twitter followers than President Donald Trump and has acquired a loyal fan base since her first album released 12 year ago.

But in her Instagram post, she pledged her support for two candidates in Tennessee: Phil Bredesen, who is competing in a close Senate race against a Republican candidate supported by Trump, and Rep. Jim Cooper, an incumbent in the Nashville area.

"Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn", Swift wrote. Trump, who has campaigned for Blackburn, dismissed Swift's opinion of the candidate, saying Swift "doesn't know anything about her". She also declared her vote for Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen.

Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 10 (ANI): Seems like Taylor Swift has hit the right note with her recent political post.

However, "due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years", she now feels differently about staying quiet, she said. These are not MY Tennessee values ...

"I've been advocating for women in the equal pay since I was 19 years old and making certain woman have the opportunity for maximum pay and I have a good record on that", she said on Tuesday.

And it appears Swift's appeal worked-vote.org was flooded with new registrations across the country in the 24 hours after the singer uploaded her post.

The singer echoed her own political Instagram post and said, "And you know what else is voted on by the people is the midterm elections on November 6".

And perhaps most controversially, she like an object-label meme of her kicking Republicans.

That fantasy came crashing down on Tuesday, however, when Swift announced her support for equal rights and opposition to "systemic racism".

Taylor Swift's endorsement of two Democrats for the United States mid-term elections has sparked a huge response - including from President Donald Trump.

Blackburn also defended her record of supporting women.

In Tennessee, where Swift is registered to vote, Vote.org tracked 2,144 new voter registrations in the 36 hours since the singer's post, bringing October's to-date total to 7,554 - a sharp increase from 2,811 registrations in September and 951 in August.

Politics can be dicey for artists such as Swift with roots - and fans - in country music, the dominant genre of red state America.

President Trump responded Monday by calling Blackburn "a tremendous woman".

Swift has previously been criticised for avoiding discussion about politics - and a top Google search around the time of the 2016 elections was "Who is Taylor Swift voting for?" Tumblr, a social network known for its fostering of intense fandoms, young user base, and generally progressive leanings, is a hive of Swift activity, and one that she is relatively active on.