Pop Star Taylor Swift Tells Fans to Vote in Midterms

HeadlineOct 12, 2018
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In other celebrity news, Taylor Swift delivered a political plea to vote in the midterm elections during her “artist of the year” acceptance speech at the American Music Awards Tuesday.

Taylor Swift: “And I just wanted to make a mention of the fact that this award and every single award given out tonight were voted on by the people. And you know what else is voted on by the people is the midterm elections on November 6th. Get out and vote. I love you guys.”

Taylor Swift also posted on Instagram endorsing two Tennessee Democratic candidates: Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Her social media post appears to have sparked a surge in voter registration, particularly in Tennessee.

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