Voter registration reportedly spikes after Taylor Swift post

Taylor Swift Taylor Swift in concert at Hard Rock Stadium Miami Florida USA- 18 Aug 2018

CREDIT Larry Marano REX Shutterstock

According to Guthrie, Vote.org had its second-busiest day of the year after Swift's post with 155,940 unique visitors to its website, making it the site's biggest day since National Voter Registration Day on September 25, when the site saw 304,942 unique visitors, up from a daily average of 14,078 visitors.

In the 24 hours since the "Shake It Off" singer's Instragram posting on Sunday, Vote.org said it saw 65,000 new voter registrations nationwide, the group's director of communications Kamari Guthrie told BuzzFeed News on Monday evening.

It seems Swift's post has specifically inspired new voters in her home state of Tennessee.

"Taylor Swift's visibility on this issue is driving a lot of coverage of voter registration and it's reaching many of her fans who would not otherwise be following news like this", he said. She also declared her vote for Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen.

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.

Kanye West Expected To Meet With Donald Trump At White House
Similar to what his wife Kim Kardashian did a few months back, Kanye is going to have a meeting on the criminal justice system. Do you know how annoying that is? You heard 'em, they scream at me, they bully me. "They bullied me backstage".

"These are not MY Tennessee values", the "Fearless" singer said online.

In a surprise Instagram post Sunday, the music megastar broke her long silence on politics and encouraged her more than 112 million followers on the platform to register to vote. 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. "Happy voting", she wrote. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. They are running for the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively.

"Im sure Taylor Swift doesnt know anything about (Blackburn)", Trump said. "So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count".

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.

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. "And let's say that I like her music 25 per cent less now, okay?" She represented Tennessee's 7th congressional district.

Latest News