Taylor Swift urges fans to do early voting following political Instagram post


Taylor Swift urged fans on Wednesday to do early voting for the Nov. 6 midterm elections, more than a week after she penned a rare political statement on Instagram that sparked a slew of reactions.

“Something I wish I knew about when I was 18 and voting for the first time: EARLY VOTING,” the pop singer wrote in an Instagram post along with Polaroid photos of herself and her feet with patriotic-colored toenails.

“It makes it so quick and easy to go and cast your vote before November 6. Early voting starts TODAY in Tennessee and goes to Nov 1 🇺🇸 [sic]You can check out your state’s early voting dates at the link in my bio,” she added.

The 28-year-old singer broke her political silence on Oct. 7, when she voiced support for Tennessee Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. In a post to her 112 million Instagram followers, she slammed Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn and said she would be casting her vote for Democrat Phil Bredesen. She also supported Rep. Jim Cooper, a Democrat who’s running for re-election in Tennessee.

“In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now,” Swift wrote in a lengthy caption. “…I cannot 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.”

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