Taylor Swift Saved Democracy, Got Thousands Of People To Register To Vote (And Trump, Of Course, Hated On Her)
Taylor Swift shocked the whole world when she took a political stand and publicly endorsed Democratic candidates running for something other than the Miss Kitty-Cat Cat-Lovers Club Kindest Member 2016. Taylor said in an Instagram post that she’s voting in Tennessee and voting for Phil Bredesen (for Senate) and Jim Cooper (for House of Representatives). She encouraged her 112 million followers to go register to vote before the American midterm elections, and the website to do it, Vote.org, crashed harder than Cailtyn Jenner behind the wheel of anything (an SUV, the role of being a good parent, etc..).
BuzzFeed News reports that the director of communications for Vote.org Kamari Guthrie, has been living her best life ever since Taylor posted her message to Instagram and has been creaming herself over the registrations pouring in:
“We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift’s post… Vote.org saw [Tennessee] registrations spike specifically since Taylor’s post.”
To give you some context to Tay Tay’s power, 190,000 people registered in all of September and 56,000 people registered in August. So basically Taylor can shill a vote pretty much as good as she can shill an album.
Kamari also said that Taylor’s promo of exercising your right to vote earned the website a huge number of unique visitors to the page: garnering 155,000 visits in 24 hours. Taylor was only beat out for the number one spot of daily visitors by the actual National Voter Registration Day which saw 304,000 visitors, but the daily average is only 14,000 so Taylor is still crushing it in the numbers department.
Kamari summed it up with this Swift Squad mantra:
“Thank God for Taylor Swift.”
I know, if this rich blond pop star didn’t remind you all to vote you guys would be screwed.
Not everyone is excited by Taylor Swift’s entry into the political spectrum. Donald Trump for one was not pleased about any of this since Taylor endorsed a Democrat. He likes his celebrities more like Kanye West: totally void of reality and obsessed with him.
CNN is reporting that Trump was leaving the White House’s South Lawn, but when he heard Taylor’s name being thrown about amongst reporters, he rushed back to hear what was going on. He loves a celebrity and wanted to know if another one was throwing their support behind him. You know, like the tons of celebrities that already support him, like Kanye West and… James Woods, and… uh… um… Judge Jeanine? Kind of a celebrity, right?
Trump learned that Taylor was in fact coming out against the Republicans, specifically the Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, he was less than excited, saying:
“I’m sure Taylor Swift doesn’t know anything about her… Let’s say that I like Taylor’s music about 25 percent less now.”
Oh yeah, I’m sure Donald used to think “Bad Blood” was the bop of the century.
A day after Taylor Swift endorsed a Democratic candidate over a Republican in Tennessee's Senate race, President Trump isn't shaking it off.
— CNN (@CNN) October 8, 2018
What a time to be alive. The President of the most powerful country in the world is fully invested in each and every celebrity opinion about him and the most influential woman in the political spectrum is a pop star who complains about boys in song. Can’t wait for Tyra Banks to take over Military Operations and Nick Jonas to be responsible for International Relations.