Taylor endorses Democrats; breaks Internet — THE SWIFTY EFFECT

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Swift wrote she will be voting for Democrat Phil Bredesen for the Senate, and also for Rep. Jim Cooper, a Democrat who's running for re-election. 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 one thing is clear, we're seeing a massive surge in the 18-24 and 25-29 voters", the site said in a statement.

Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org told Buzzfeed News that they have experienced an unprecedented flood of new voter registrations across America since Swift's post was posted.

"Vote.org saw [Tennessee] registrations spike specifically since Taylor's post", Guthrie told the site.

"There's going to be a backlash, but I don't think she's going to get totally Dixie Chicked, " Hubbs said.

Swift's reach is massive, she has nearly 30 million more Twitter followers than President Donald Trump and has acquired a loyal fan base since her first album released 12 year ago.

In a number of states, the deadline to register to vote is today, October 9th.

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Diane Pecknold, professor of women's and gender studies at the University of Louisville, said Swift's transition from country to pop has broadened her fan base.

"As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I can not support Marsha Blackburn", Swift told her 112 million Instagram followers.

The 10-time-Grammy-winning singer's comments drew praise on the left and derision on the right, including from former Arizona governor Mike Huckabee, who said the move would not make a difference to the election's outcome "unless we allow 13-year-olds to vote". Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. The site typically has 14,078 average daily visitors, Guthrie said.

Swift's Instagram post was welcomed by Democrats in Tennessee, where polls show Blackburn and Bredesen are in a tight race to replace Republican Sen.

But did the president ever like Swift to begin with?

The country-turned-pop singer made headlines over the weekend for sharing an Instagram post in which she encouraged her 112 million followers to register to vote. Candidates seeking to take maximum advantage of what is a quantifiable increase of interest among young voters in the final weeks of the campaign would be wise to follow Swift's framework.

"In the past I've been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions", Swift said in her Instagram post that has now gathered over 1.8 million likes. 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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