Taylor Swift helps boost U.S. voter registrations

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Vote.org also saw a definite jump in traffic in the wake of her Instagram post.

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 Sunday post, Swift warned her followers in Tennessee that if they missed the October 9 voter registration deadline, there would be "trouble when you walked in" to a polling place and no "Blank Space" to write their candidate's name. (According to Vote.org, there was a significant increase in new voter registration after Swift's post, but how much of that was due to the music star is unclear). Writing that she's "been reluctant to publicly voice" her political opinions in the past, "several events" in her life and the world have made her feel differently.

In her post, Swift outlined the issues that drew her into the political arena after a lifetime spent determinedly outside it.

The president was asked for his reaction to the snub and told reporters at the White House he was "sure Taylor Swift doesn't know anything" about Blackburn. 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.

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"What I used to love about Taylor Swift is she stayed away from politics", Charlie Kirk, founder of the conservative non-profit student organization Turning Point, said on Fox News television on Monday. "I don't think it's going to hurt her career".

Swift was scheduled to open the 2018 American Music Awards on Tuesday evening with her first awards show performance in nearly three years, the show announced. Specifically: "She voted against equal pay for women". She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. For context, the site typically sees an average of 14,078 visitors this year.

Swift's Instagram post was welcomed by Democrats in Tennessee, where polls show Blackburn and Bredesen are in a tight race to replace Republican Sen. "I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG".

"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", Swift wrote. The deadline for voter registration in many states was October 9.

Prior to Trump's presidency, it appears as though he was, in fact, a fan of Swift's. So many of us wished she would use that platform earlier to encourage her (again, mostly female) fanbase to educate themselves on political issues earlier, and many now are wishing she had never done so.

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