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Taylor Swift performs at DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at Club Nomadic on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)

Taylor Swift's Instagram post about midterm elections has increased voter registration nationwide


WASHINGTON (Circa) — Over 50,000 new registrations have been tallied nationwide after Taylor Swift made her political views public for the first time ever.

Vote.org says 51,308 people registered to vote in the last 24 hours. The website is also experiencing a rise in traffic with over 155,940 unique visitors.

In September, 2,811 people registered to vote in Tennessee. This number of registrants jumped to 3,582 in October. 2,144 of those who registered did so in the last 36 hours, Vote.org says.

On Sunday, Swift made her political stance known saying that she has been reluctant to publicly voice her political opinions in the past.

"But due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country," Swift said in the Instagram post that has received over 1 million likes.

The artist continued saying, "I 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. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. 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."

President Trump responded to Swift's Instagram post by saying he likes Swift's music less after her remarks.

"I like Taylor's music about 25 percent less now, OK?" Trump said.

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