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    The pop star, who has hardly shared her political views up until now, has not only called on her fans to register and vote, but also voiced support for two candidates in Tennessee’s tight race for the Senate and House of Representatives.

    Country music sweetheart Taylor Swift went from slamming undeserving ex-boyfriends to political activism when she broke the silence about her political views with a recent Instagram entry. The 5'10" (178 cm) tall starlet, whose career kicked off in Tennessee’s capital city and proclaimed center of country music Nashville, has endorsed the Democrat candidate and former state governor Phil Bredesen in the race for the Senate against GOP candidate Marsha Blackburn.

    ​Taylor Swift, who’s going to vote in Tennessee herself, posted that she “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” and slammed Blackburn’s political standing.

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    “As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me,” Swift wrote, endorsing Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives.

    She also called on “many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people who have turned 18 in the past two years” to register and make their voice count in the Midterm elections on November 6.

    Bresden, who trails Blackburn by just 5 points according to the recent survey and has to deal with the backlash over supporting Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court, thanked the pop icon for her endorsement.

    However, his tweet may have been lost among the social media storm of jokes, memes and pop references that Swift’s political statement triggered.

    Some tried to figure out the reaction of Swift’s fans and their conservative parents.

    ​There were those, who pointed out that Swift may have earlier been thought to support Donald Trump, as she and the president share a lot of the same fan base.

    ​​Others were prompted to stream Swift’s I Did Something Bad.

    ​Many users connected the two dots, Kanye’s leaving social media and Swift’s speaking out, together.

    Others voiced their mock support.


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