Taylor Swift Gives 1 Last Plea Asking Fans to Vote in the Election
Taylor Swift has become increasingly political over the years and uses her platform to encourage her fans to vote. On Nov. 2, Swift posted a video message on her social media channels asking fans to do their part on Election Day in 2020.
Taylor Swift’s message to fans
In the social media post, Swift included a link so fans can find their polling place for Election Day. Swift then posted a 30-second video clip encouraging her social media followers to vote in the U.S. election.
“Hey. So we are all very stressed out about this election. Rightfully so, I feel you. But allow me to be the 1 millionth person to remind you that tomorrow is your last chance to make your voice heard and to make your vote count,” Swift said in the video.
She continued, “So if you haven’t voted yet, please do. Stay safe, wear a mask, take care of yourselves. I love you very much. Happy voting.”
Who Taylor Swift endorsed in the election
While Swift did not verbally tell fans who to vote for, an image of Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris appeared at the end of the video. Swift previously endorsed Biden in V Magazine‘s Thought Leaders Issue.
For the magazine, Swift explained the reasoning behind her endorsement, which reads:
“The change we need most is to elect a president who recognizes that people of color deserve to feel safe and represented, that women deserve the right to choose what happens to their bodies, and that the LGBTQIA+ community deserves to be acknowledged and included. Everyone deserves a government that takes global health risks seriously and puts the lives of its people first. The only way we can begin to make things better is to choose leaders who are willing to face these issues and find ways to work through them.
I will proudly vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in this year’s presidential election. Under their leadership, I believe America has a chance to start the healing process it so desperately needs.”
Why the singer stayed out of politics
In the past, Swift did not publicly endorse political candidates. While speaking with Vogue in 2019, Swift explained her reasoning for publicly staying out of the 2016 election even though she privately supported candidate Hillary Clinton.
“Unfortunately in the 2016 election you had a political opponent who was weaponizing the idea of the celebrity endorsement… Would I be an endorsement or would I be a liability? Look, snakes of a feather flock together. Look, the two lying women. The two nasty women. Literally millions of people were telling me to disappear. So I disappeared. In many senses,” Swift said.
Since then, Swift has been finding her political voice. In the Netflix documentary Miss Americana, Swift is seen reflecting on her career and going through a transformation of using her platform more. Alongside the documentary, she also released the protest song “Only the Young” which was inspired by the 2018 U.S. midterm elections.