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THE SWIFTY EFFECT: Taylor endorses Democrats; breaks Internet!

10 October 2018, 05:19 | Myron Mathis

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But on Sunday, Swift told her 112 million Instagram followers that she was backing and would vote for two Democrats running in Tennessee in the USA congressional midterm elections on November 6.

After 24-hours and almost two million Instagram likes later, Vote.org said Tennessee voter registration jumped 65,000 in a day.

Taylor Swift's decision to break her longstanding silence on politics and urge people to back Democrats in the upcoming USA mid-term elections has led to a massive spike in registrations, according to a voter advocacy group.

"Taylor's post has helped bring out young voters: the overwhelming majority of new registrations since Sunday have been from people between 18 and 29 years old", Vote.org said in a statement.

Swift wrote she will be voting for Democrat Phil Bredesen for the Senate, and also for Rep. Jim Cooper, a Democrat who's running for re-election.

Even worse, Kirk assumes that Swift hasn't thought any of this through, and says she is not "able to draw that distinction" between stating the liberal ideal of, you know, not discriminating against people, and voting for a man who doesn't embody every possible progressive value. "And let's say that I like her music 25 per cent less now, okay?"

"What I used to love about Taylor Swift is she stayed away from politics", Charlie Kirk, founder of the conservative non-profit student organization Turning Point, said on Fox News television on Monday.

Swift implored her followers to "please, please educate yourself" on their local candidates and to vote.

Blackburn's voting record, Swift wrote, "appalls and terrifies me, " noting Blackburn's votes against equal pay for women and the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

In the post she also endorsed two Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee and urged people to register. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples.

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.

Grammy victor Rihanna in an Instagram post today also urged fans to register to vote - the last day in 14 states for citizens to register.

Model Chrissy Teigen, actress Blake Lively and singer Perry were among those adding "likes" to Swift's Instagram post.

The singer's intervention was not well received by the country's top Republican, U.S. President Donald Trump.

Our Harvard IOP polling shows that the 2016 presidential campaign, in conjunction with the Las Vegas and Parkland, Fla., shootings, the Supreme Court nomination fights and policy issues such as immigration, trade and tax reform, have made politics relevant to young people in a way we have not seen since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

MEANWHILE, MAGA supporter Kanye West is scheduled to meet Trump this week at the White House.

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