Taylor Swift Is Bad News For GOP As She Has Motivated Young Adults To Register To Vote Like Never Before
Country-Pop star Taylor Swift, who was praised by right-wing extremists as being an “Aryan Goddess,” broke her silence on politics last week and decided to endorse Democratic candidates in her state of Tennessee.
This is bad news for Republicans as her recent involvement in politics caused a record-breaking voter registration from young adults.
Since Swift took to Instagram to announced her endorsement, Vote.org has experienced a tremendous uptick in voter registrations — particularly in the younger demographics.
Since sharing her Instagram post on Sunday, the website tallied a total of more than 169,000 registrations.
“We haven’t seen anything like this,” Vote.org Chief Operating Officer Raven Brooks told the Daily News. “This has been the biggest celebrity impact that we’ve seen.”
According to Vote.org, out of the 169,000 new registers, 102,000 fell within the age range of 18 to 29. This is a big jump that shows young adults are more involved in their politics than ever before.
“That’s been completely inverted,” Brooks said.
Swift said on Sunday that she supports Tennessee U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen and House of Representatives incumbent Jim Cooper — both Democrats.
She also spoke ill of Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn.
“Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking and date rape,” wrote Swift, who hails from Nashville. “She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values.”
“Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values,” Swift said. “For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway.”