In an unlikely turn of events, Taylor Swift has had a hand in increasing the number of registered voters in the United States.

Swift took to Instagram on Sunday to advise her fans that they should vote in this year’s approaching midterm elections, a move that was largely out of character for the apolitical singer. Now, Vote.org has seen an extraordinary surge in new voter registrations.

“We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift’s post,” Kamari Guthrie, Vote.org’s director of communications, told BuzzFeed News.

The number of people who registered is more than all of August—which saw 56,669 registrations—and over a third of the number who registered in September, which was 190,178 in total.

In her post, Swift shared that she's supporting the former governor of Tennessee Phil Bredesen in his Senate race and House member Jim Cooper. Both candidates are members of the Democratic Party and Swift plans to vote for them because of their commitment to equality. 

“Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me,” Swift wrote.

Guthrie also shared that almost half of this month’s registrations for Tennessee—2,144 of 5,183—were received within the last 36 hours. September saw 2,811 registrations, while August saw 951.

More than that, Vote.org has seen an increase in site visitors since Sunday, with 155,940 unique users, the most they’ve seen after National Voter Registration Day. The site’s daily average is 14,078 users. “Thank God for Taylor Swift,” Guthrie told BuzzFeed News.

However, Donald Trump wasn’t too happy about Swift’s endorsement. While the president has been a fan of the singer in the past, he shared that he likes her music “about 25 percent less now.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot 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. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support 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. 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. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. 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. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈

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