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Taylor Swift wades into politics, voter registrations spike   Entertainment & Media

Started 10/9/18 by Meta (DigYourGig); 142 views.
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10/9/18

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Since Taylor Swift flexed her star power Sunday with an Instagram post that encouraged her 112 million followers to register to vote, Vote.org has experienced an unprecedented flood of new voter registrations nationwide.

"We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift's post," said Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org.

For context, 190,178 new voters were registered nationwide in the entire month of September, while 56,669 were registered in August.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/claudiarosenbaum/taylor-swift-voter-registration-spike

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10/9/18

The singer normally doesn't wade into politics, but she suddenly decided to endorse Democrats publicly. Right-wingers are incensed and have already fired up the vile attack machine.

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10/9/18

There goes Bob Corker's seat!

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10/10/18

Why is this a story?

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10/10/18

Because of the spike in voter registrations.

That's really pissed right-wingers off.

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10/10/18

Voter Registrations Spike as Deadlines Loom. Taylor Swift Had Something to Do With It.

Registrations on Vote.org typically increase in October, the month before Election Day, but "this is leaps and bounds beyond what we typically see," a spokeswoman said.

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