Taylor Swift's political Instagram post causes spike in voter registration, organization says

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"I'm sure Taylor Swift has nothing or doesn't know anything about her", Trump said of Swift.

In her post, Swift outlined the issues that drew her into the political arena after a lifetime spent determinedly outside it. 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.

He said: "Marsha Blackburn is doing a very good job in Tennessee". As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I can not support Marsha Blackburn. "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".

Nadine Hubbs, professor of women's studies and music at the University of MI, and author of "Rednecks, Queers and Country Music, " notes that Swift's statement doesn't ever mention political parties, but instead focuses on issues like human rights, LGBTQ rights, equal pay and racial discrimination.

Swift, 28, noted Blackburn's voted against equal pay for women, against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act that protects women from domestic abuse, and opposes marriage equality. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. "But people would still rather believe that she is the one who is pushing Trump's agenda".

Guthrie said: "We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift's post".

Kamari Guthrie, the director of communications for voter registration website Vote.org, told BuzzFeed News the Look What You've Made Me Do hitmaker's announcement had prompted tens of thousands to register to vote in November's elections. That's more than the entire month of August (56,669).

Bredesen, a former Tennessee governor, is facing Republican Representative Marsha Blackburn in what has become an extremely close race for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Bob Corker. She represented Tennessee's 7th congressional district.

Taylor Swift's decision to break her longstanding silence on politics and urge people to back Democrats in the upcoming U.S. mid-term elections has led to a massive spike in registrations, according to a voter advocacy group. It seems that fans and followers from the musician's home state of Tennesse were among the most impacted by Taylor's words.

On Monday, Trump tried to mobilize his own followers by retweeting a message indicating Tuesday was the deadline to register to vote in more than a dozen states.

Grammy victor Rihanna in an Instagram post today also urged fans to register to vote - the last day in 14 states for citizens to register.

In contrast to Swift, West has controversially backed Mr Trump, posting photos of himself wearing Make American Great Again hats and praising the President's "dragon energy". "Taylor's post has helped bring out young voters".

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