Taylor Swift inspired 65000 people to register to vote, says Vote.org

On Sunday Swift bashed Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn

By comparison, the site registered 56,669 new voters registered the entire month of August and 190,178 in September.

In a post shared with her 112 million Instagram followers, Swift announced she would be voting for Tennessee Democrats Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper for the Senate and House respectively.

Guthrie of Vote.org says the non-profit organization saw a bump particularly in Tennessee, where 2,144 of the 5,183 new voter registrations in the state this month came within the last day and a half. (In a typical day the site sees 14,000 visitors.) Of those that visited yesterday, 65,000 registered to vote.

On Sunday, Swift bashed Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn. Specifically: "She voted against equal pay for women".

"Thank God for Taylor Swift", said Guthrie.

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New voter registration has surged in the wake of pop superstar Taylor Swift's rare political statement on Sunday. "It's rather evident and clear-I don't want to accuse her of this", he says before lobbing insulting accusations, "but I don't think she was the only one to write that post on Instagram".

"He followed up that tweet yesterday with one directed at Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee's Republican senator Marsha Blackburn, that cleverly references Swift lyrics: "[Blackburn], look what you made her do. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She represented Tennessee's 7th congressional district. In doing so, Kirk not only presents those issues disingenuously (Bredesen did support Kavanaugh but the sexual harassment issue was far more complicated than he presented it to be), but he's ignoring Swift's message that while you might not find your dream candidate, that doesn't negate the importance of voting. But they also enraged many conservatives, especially those in the country music community where Swift got her start as a teenager and went on to win 10 Grammys.

"These are not MY Tennessee values", the "Fearless" singer said online. She went on to reveal, "I can not vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love".

In her Instagram post, Swift cited Republican politicians' disregard for human rights and her fear of racism as the reason for her intervention, writing: "I can not vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin colour, gender or who they love".

Swift's move will have no lasting impact if the candidates she endorses, and dozens of others around the country, fail to act on issues that are personal and meaningful to her fan base. It seems that fans and followers from the musician's home state of Tennesse were among the most impacted by Taylor's words.

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