Voter Registration Spiked After Taylor Swift Came Out In Support Of Democrats
After Taylor Swift came out this week to support Tennessee Democrats Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper, there was reportedly a significant increase in voter registration, according to Vote.org.
Director of communications, Kamari Guthrie, told Buzzfeed that numbers had spiked both nationally and in Taylor’s home state of Tennessee after the singer’s post on Instagram.
“We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift’s post,” Kamari said. That’s compared to 190,178 new voters who were registered via Vote.org nationwide during the whole month of September — and 56,669 in August.
Taylor had suggested people visit the website after endorsing Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper, who are running for the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively. The star said that while she had been “reluctant” to voice her political opinions in the past, “due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now.”