Earlier this month, Grammy winning singer and songwriter Taylor Swift took to Instagram to endorse Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee. While the post earned backlash from conservatives who once considered Swift an icon, voter registrations leapt in the immediate aftermath of her Instagram post.
Now Swift is back on Instagram to address voting for the 2018 midterms with her fans and followers. Specifically, Swift hopes to get the word out about early voting.
Voters do not need to wait until election day to vote, which Swift stated she wished she knew the first time she voted at age 18. On Instagram she said:
“Something I wish I knew about when I was 18 and voting for the first time: ✨EARLY VOTING✨. 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 🇺🇸”
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Something I wish I knew about when I was 18 and voting for the first time: ✨EARLY VOTING✨. 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 🇺🇸 You can check out your state’s early voting dates at the link in my bio
The post earned over 860,000 likes after just 7 hours. People on Twitter noticed her latest efforts to get out the vote as well.
Taylor Swift has taken to Instagram again, this time to inform fans of how they can vote early. pic.twitter.com/m1EFdtApHx
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 17, 2018
Taylor Swift just added a vote early link to her Instagram account. Here it is: https://t.co/ygUqgw79OG
VOTE EARLY – make sure your vote is counted! pic.twitter.com/qx8Pwo8pHz
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) October 17, 2018
For the most part, feedback ran positive. Except when Fox News shared the story. Although the pushback against Swift got some pushback of its own.
#boycottTI #boycotttaylorswift its that simple. If Musicians are willing to marginalize a segment of their listeners its time to marginalize them by NOT PURCHASING their music AT ALL! #REDWAVE #TRUMP2020
— David Davila (@DAVIDDAVILASRM) October 17, 2018
— Der Chef 🇺🇸 (@agitpropUS) October 17, 2018
Cashing that George Soros check!!!
— Ron Camelot 🔱 (@RonCamelot) October 17, 2018
What’s with you guys and the George Soros obsession? Are you seriously suggesting that Taylor Swift is on his payroll? She is a singer. She’s quite popular actually – check out her earnings.
— Les Gillon (@LGillon2) October 17, 2018
— Turfline/Trading (@Turfline) October 17, 2018
I thought conservatives didnt insult of ridicule? Seems as though I’ve been bamboozled 😏
— Dino Spamoni (@Trafalgar_Law32) October 17, 2018
However outside of the Fox News post, people seemed to appreciate the message and the links to encourage voting, especially by millennials.