President Trump Claps Back at Taylor Swift After Endorsement

President Trump Claps Back at Taylor Swift After Endorsement

Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org., told Buzzfeed that a spike in voter registration was obvious in Tennessee where 2,144 people registered in the 36 hours since Swift posted.

For context, in the entire month of August, only 56,669 people registered to vote.

The nonprofit site, which helps people register online, reported 240,000 new registrations since Swift posted a message on Instagram endorsing two Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee and urging people to register.

Taylor Swift's politically-charged post sparks a surge of voter registrations.

Guthrie of Vote.org says the non-profit organization saw a bump particularly in Tennessee, where 2,144 of the 5,183 new voter registrations in the state this month came within the last day and a half.

Polls show the US Senate contest between Democrat Phil Bredesen and Republican Marsha Blackburn, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, is virtually tied in a state that Trump won by 16 points in 2016. Specifically: "She voted against equal pay for women".

"She voted against the reauthorisation of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape".

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Swift, who has largely eschewed politics even as she has become one of pop music's biggest global superstars, told her followers she could not support Blackburn due to the congresswoman's record on women's issues and gay rights. The move broke with Swift's usual tight-lippped stance toward publicly revealing her political beliefs.

Bredesen is thankful for Swift's support, writing in a tweet over the weekend, "Thank you for the kind words, [Taylor Swift]. She also believes they should not have the right to marry".

"These are not MY Tennessee values", the "Fearless" singer said online. [Taylor Swift] doesn't like your little games and she wants Tennesseans to know that you've been in the swamp long enough. These are not MY Tennessee values.

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.

Of the roughly 240,000 people who have registered on Vote.org for the upcoming midterm elections on November 6, almost half, or about 102,000, are between the ages of 18 and 29, the website found.

She has built a relationship of admiration and mutual respect with a social media following that is three times the size of President Trump's and exceeds the population of all but a handful of countries.

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