After Taylor Swift posted on Instagram, asking fans to vote mid-term, registrations increased both nationally and in her home state of Tennessee, said Vote.org, a site dedicated to registering voters and increasing voter participation. voters.
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The nationwide number that registered on the website shot up to 240,000 in the 48 hours following Taylor Swift's call to action for its 112 million Instagram followers on Sunday night, the communications director said. from Vote.org, Kamarie Guthrie. While there are several factors that contribute to that increase, including voter registration deadlines in many states, approximately 102,000 people aged 18 to 29 were registered.
Swift's home state also saw a huge increase in the registry. Throughout the month of September, Vote.org registered 2,811 tennesseans. Now, on October 9, the site already has almost double that number for this month.
"Vote.org saw [Tennessee] the records increase specifically since Taylor's publication, "said Guthrie.
Web traffic on Vote.org has also increased, according to Guthrie. The average traffic on the site generally reaches a maximum of approximately 14,000 visits, but in the 24 hours after the publication of Swift, traffic reached 155,940.
Swift in his Sunday night publication said he will vote for two Democratic candidates for the US Senate and House of Representatives. UU In Tennessee. But she urged her followers to vote for the candidates of her choice.
"Please educate yourself on the candidates that are presented in your state and vote according to who represents your values best." For many of us, we may never find a candidate or party with which we are 100% agreed on each issue, but I have to vote anyway, "he wrote.
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I am writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6, in which I will vote in the state of Tennessee. In the past, I have been reluctant to publicly express my political opinions, but due to various events in my life and in the world over the past two years, I feel very different about it now. I have always issued and will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for human rights that I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the struggle for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is INCORRECT. I think the systemic racism that we still see in this country towards people of color is frightening, disgusting and prevalent. I can not vote for someone who is not willing to fight for the dignity of ALL Americans, regardless of the color of their skin, gender or who they love. Running for the Senate in the state of Tennessee there is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have done in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I can not support Marsha Blackburn. Your voting record in Congress horrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Law on the Reauthorization of Violence against Women, which seeks to protect women from domestic violence, harassment and dating rape. She believes that companies have the right to refuse service to homosexual couples. She also believes that they should not have the right to marry. These are not my Tennessee values. I will vote for Phil Bredesen for the Senate and Jim Cooper for the House of Representatives. Please educate yourself about the candidates that are presented in your state and vote based on who represents your values best. For many of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we 100% agree on each issue, but we have to vote anyway. Many intelligent, thoughtful and self-possessed people have turned 18 in the last two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9 is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the information. Happy voting! ??????
In his Instagram post, Swift broke his political silence and backed the former governor of Tennessee, Phil Bredesen (D), over Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R) in the state run for the Senate. Swift also endorsed Democrat Jim Cooper in his candidacy for re-election to the House of Representatives.
Swift said that although she would prefer to support the candidates, the "Blackburn vote record in Congress scares and terrifies me." She recited Blackburn's voter registry and said: "She believes that companies have the right to refuse service to homosexual couples, and she believes that they should not have the right to marry – these are not the values of MI Tennessee."
She continued in her message and said: "I have always cast my vote and I will always do so depending on which candidate will protect and fight for human rights that I believe we all deserve in this country," he said. "I believe in the struggle for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is INCORRECT, I think the systemic racism that we still see in this country towards people of color is frightening, disgusting and prevailing." .
Mary Mancini, president of the Tennessee Democratic Party, told ABC News that she was excited about Swift's decision to become a politician.
"It's really exciting, he did what all Americans should be doing, he came out and made a case for what he's voting for, we know what people think about Tennessee and the truth is that Tennessee is in the middle of a transformation." Mancini said, "A new generation of leaders comes from all over the state that are shaping who we are and who they will be, she speaks for them, she is who really is Tennessee and what our values are. Who they are or how they look, or where they live should have the opportunity for a better life for you and your family. "
Mancini said Democrats in many parts of the state are often harassed in silence and he hopes that Swift's publication has given them courage to express their beliefs.
"Imagine someone who does not have his height or his megaphone being harassed for thinking the same way … Everything there is aimed at silencing people who have the same point of view as her." It has been a great thing for Tennesseans that they share those same values, "Mancini said.
Trump praised Blackburn to reporters at the White House South Lawn after learning of Swift's publication, saying he is "doing a good job". He continued: "I'm sure Taylor Swift does not know anything about her, let's say I like Taylor's music 25 percent less now."