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Oct 10, 2018 by Alyssa Duvall

How Taylor Swift Got Thousands Of People To Register To Vote With An Instagram Post

In an act of flexing her celebrity muscle, Taylor Swift inspired thousands of Tennesseans to register to vote in time for the midterm elections. With just an Instagram post, the musician was declared responsible for a massive influx of new voter registrations on Vote.org.

"We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift's post," Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org, reported. To put that figure into perspective, 190,178 new voters registered in the month of September, while 56,669 were registered in August, not just in Tennessee, but nationwide.

"Vote.org saw [Tennessee] registrations spike specifically since Taylor's post," Guthrie said. "The organization has received 5,183 in the state so far this month — at least 2,144 of which were in the last 36 hours, she said, up from 2,811 new Tennessee voter registrations for the entire month of September and just 951 in August," Buzzfeed News reported.

"Thank God for Taylor Swift," Guthrie said.



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