Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
Pop sensation Taylor Swift has served as a powerful catalyst, motivating an unprecedented number of fans to register to vote through a recent Instagram post.
According to Vote.org, Tuesday’s National Voter Registration Day marked their most significant turnout since 2020, and they attribute this success in part to Swift’s influential messaging.
In an Instagram story, the 33-year-old singer posed a crucial question to her followers: “Are you registered to vote yet? I’ve been fortunate to meet so many of you at my recent US shows. I’ve heard your voices, and I understand how influential they can be. Ensure you’re prepared to utilize them in this year’s elections.” Swift accompanied this message with a link to Vote.org, emphasizing that the registration process takes less than two minutes. With her substantial following of 272 million on the platform, her impact was substantial.
The results were remarkable. On Tuesday, 35,252 people registered to vote, and an impressive 157,041 eligible voters visited the Vote.org website, representing a 22.5% increase in total registrations and a remarkable 115% surge in registrations among 18-year-olds compared to the previous year, as reported by Insider.
Andrea Hailey, the CEO of Vote.org, described these figures as “record-breaking.” She shared in a statement, “On Tuesday, we witnessed a remarkable 1,226% surge in participation within the hour following Taylor Swift’s post. Our site maintained an average of 13,000 users every 30 minutes, a statistic that would surely make Taylor Swift proud,” as conveyed to the media outlet.
It’s worth noting that Taylor Swift kept her political preferences private until 2018 when she started openly endorsing Democratic candidates. This shift in her public stance came after facing significant public pressure to break her silence on political matters.
“In the past, I’ve been hesitant to publicly express my political viewpoints, but given various events in my life and the world over the past two years, my perspective has evolved,” Swift notably stated in a social media post leading up to the 2018 midterm elections.
She continued, “I’ve consistently based my voting decisions on which candidate is committed to safeguarding and advocating for the fundamental human rights I believe every citizen in this country deserves. I am a staunch advocate for LGBTQ rights and firmly oppose any discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender. The systemic racism that persists in our nation towards people of color is deeply disturbing, appalling, and deeply ingrained. I cannot support a candidate who is unwilling to champion the dignity of ALL Americans, regardless of their race, gender, or whom they love.”
The singer went on to criticize then-Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), stating that “her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me.”
Furthermore, in the lead-up to the 2020 election, the “Bad Blood” singer openly endorsed Joe Biden.