Taylor Swift inspired 65000 people to register to vote, says Vote.org

Taylor Swift's political statement prompts enormous uptick in voter registrations

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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.

Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for vote.org, told BuzzFeed that the site saw 65,000 registrations between Sunday and Monday-about a third as many as the site had in the entire month of September (190,178 new registrations).

Fox News obtained data from Vote.org on Tuesday that shows new voter registration spiked nationwide, and in her home state of Tennessee, after the singer's post.

Instead, throwing her support behind Blackburn's Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen and Democratic representative Jim Cooper.

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. These are not MY Tennessee values.

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Taylor Swift's political Instagram statement had an impact on voter registration!

Former Star Trek actor George Takei was among those welcoming Swift's declaration ahead of what are expected to be polarizing elections in November.

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

Swift, 28, noted Blackburn's voted against equal pay for women, against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act that protects women from domestic abuse, and opposes marriage equality. They are running for the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively. "I can not vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love". "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".

She supported Democratic political candidates in Tennessee in an Instagram post over the weekend, and the post has since drawn responses from conservative political commentators and President Donald Trump, among others. "Let's say that I like Taylor's music about 25 percent less now, OK?" She represented Tennessee's 7th congressional district.

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