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Thank you, Taylor Swift! This is what a healthy and vibrant democracy looks like.

Swift’s call to action has activated many of her young fans. This is awesome news!

After the pop artist announced on Instagram that she would be supporting Democrats Phil Bresdesen and Jim Cooper in Tennessee, a huge spike in voter registrations followed, according to Vote.org:

“We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift’s post,” said Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org.

For context, 190,178 new voters were registered nationwide in the entire month of September, while 56,669 were registered in August.

Tennessee is also seeing a healthy spike in registrations. This bodes well for the two Democratic candidates Swift endorsed.

“Vote.org saw [Tennessee] registrations spike specifically since Taylor’s post,” Guthrie said. The organization has gotten 5,183 in the state so far this month — at least 2,144 of which were in the last 36 hours, she said, up from 2,811 new Tennessee voter registrations for the entire month of September and just 951 in August.

Vote.org has averaged 14,000 daily users in 2018.

In just the last 24 hours: 156,000 unique visitors. Wow!

Guthrie said the site had also seen a big jump in the number of visitors since Swift’s post, with 155,940 unique visitors in the last 24 hours — second only to the number of people who visited on National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 25 when there were 304,942 unique visitors (The average daily users for the site are 14,078 in 2018).

If you haven’t registered to vote—head over to www.vote.org and register now!

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