Voter Registration Spikes In Tennessee And Nationally After Taylor Swift’s Endorsement

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According to Vote.org, there was a significant increase in voter registration after Taylor Swift waded into politics.

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Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for the nonprofit Vote.org, told Buzzfeed that numbers had spiked both nationally and in Swift’s home state of Tennessee after the singer’s post Sunday on Instagram.

“We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift’s post,” Guthrie said.

 

For comparison’s sake, 190,178 new voters were registered via Vote.org nationwide during September and 56,669 in August. Swift suggested people visit the website.

It should be noted that there is often an influx of people registering to vote just ahead of deadlines.

The star said that while she had been “reluctant” to voice her political opinions in the past, “due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now.”

 

“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,” Swift said. “I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. ”

 

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