Tay­lor Swift en­dorses Democrats in US midterms

The Guardian Weekly - - Global report -

The pop singer Tay­lor Swift has made her first foray into US pol­i­tics, pub­licly en­dors­ing two Democrats for the up­com­ing midterm elec­tions, while align­ing her­self to fight for LGBTQ rights, gen­der eq­uity and an end to the “ter­ri­fy­ing, sick­en­ing and preva­lent” racism in the US.

“In the past I’ve been re­luc­tant to pub­licly voice my po­lit­i­cal opin­ions, but due to sev­eral events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very dif­fer­ently about that now,” Swift wrote on so­cial me­dia, in a plea for young fans to reg­is­ter and vote.

In the post she backs Democrats in the key state of Ten­nessee, say­ing she “can­not sup­port” Mar­sha Black­burn, the Repub­li­can can­di­date for the Se­nate who was en­dorsed by Don­ald Trump.

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