Taylor Swift's Political Instagram Post Causes Spike in Voter Registration The singer flexed her star and social media power by encouraging her 112 million Instagram followers to register to vote by Tennessee's Oct. 9 deadline. After Taylor made the post, Vote.org experienced a nationwide flood of new voter registrations. In just 24-hours, 65,000 new registrations hit the website. Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org The number is significant considering just 56,669 voters were register

Taylor Swift’s Instagram post teaches fans how to vote early in midterm elections

Learn how to vote early with Taylor Swift.

Swift took to Instagram on Wednesday morning to give her followers some words of wisdom about voting early in the upcoming midterm elections, continuing to use her platform to advocate for being politically active.

» Taylor Swift's Instagram post appears to have spurred 65,000 to register to vote

"Something I wish I knew about when I was 18 and voting for the first time: EARLY VOTING," Swift wrote in the caption on her Instagram post. "It makes it so quick and easy to go and cast your vote before November 6."

 She continued, giving fans information about how to vote early in her home state of Tennessee, writing, "Early voting starts TODAY in Tennessee and goes to Nov 1."          

The Taylor tips didn't stop there, though. Swift provided her Instagram followers with the link to the Vote.org early voting calendar, pointing them in the direction to the link in her caption. "You can check out your state’s early voting dates at the link in my bio," she wrote.

» Taylor Swift makes politics personal with endorsement   

Swift, who previously kept her political leanings notoriously private, made a rare political statement on social media earlier this month, denouncing Republican incumbent Marsha Blackburn and endorsing Democrat Phil Bredesen in the Tennessee Senate race.          

Her statement sparked a a major uptick in voter registration, inspiring 65,000 people to register to vote, according to Vote.org. However, her political post drew the ire of President Donald Trump, who tweeted that he likes "Taylor's music about 25% less now."          

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