Taylor Swift Urges Fans To ‘Get Out And Vote’ During AMAs Acceptance Speech
As vote.org have announced a huge spike in recent registration
Taylor Swift has emphasised her message for fans to vote in the US midterm elections after using her time on the American Music Awards stage to preach the importance of making your voice heard.
The singer took home all four of the gongs she was nominated for last night, but it was her speech for Artist Of The Year that really made an impact on viewers: “This award and every single award given out tonight were voted on by the people, and you know what else is voted on by the people," she said, "the midterm elections on November 6."
This comes after Vote.org announced a huge flood of new voters after the 28-year-old broke her political silence and threw her support behind the Democratic party. "We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift's post," said Kamari Guthrie, director of communications.
"Vote.org saw [Tennessee] registrations spike specifically since Taylor's post," she added, with the organisation receiving a casual 2,144 registrations in the thirty-six hours following her post.
Taylor had previously said that she felt compelled to speak out about her allegiance "due to several events in my life and in the world the past two years." Although she usually prefers to support women candidates, she revealed that she couldn’t vote for Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee's US Senate race because "her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me."
This comes as President Trump reacted to Taylor’s political statement by defending his candidate: “I'm sure Taylor Swift doesn't know anything about her," Trump said. "Let's say that I like Taylor's music about 25% less now."