Taylor Swift Jumps into Politics
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Taylor Swift is one of the biggest names in American pop music. Millions of fans follow the singer-songwriter on social media for the latest in music and fashion.
On Sunday night, Swift did something that she has never done before. She announced her opposition to one candidate, and her support for others, running in November's midterm elections.
Swift wrote, "due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years...I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me." She added that she "will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives."
Blackburn is a Republican Party lawmaker representing the state of Tennessee. She serves in the United States House of Representatives. Swift wrote that Blackburn is against gay rights, equal pay for women and legislation to protect women from domestic violence, stalking and date rape.
President Donald Trump, who has campaigned for Blackburn, dismissed Swift's opinion of the candidate. He said, Swift "doesn't know anything about her. And let's say that I like Taylor's music about 25 percent less now, OK?"
The singer also asked her 112 million followers on Instagram to register to vote. She wrote, "October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting!"
The non-profit website vote.org reported a flood of new voter registration after the post. A spokeswoman told Buzzfeed, "We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift's post."
The site reported that 190,178 new voters were registered in the entire month of September and 56,669 were registered in August. The vote.org spokeswoman said, "Thank God for Taylor Swift."
Republican Party politician and television host, Mike Huckabee, however, dismissed that idea. He tweeted that Swift "won't impact election unless we allow 13 yr old girls to vote."
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1.television host 电视主持人
She is a popular Chinese television show host.
2.pop music 流行音乐
Do you like any pop music in particular?
3.jumps into 进入；卷入
He jumps into the well without thought.
4.pay for 支付
All this may be the price we pay for progress.
5.He said, Swift "doesn't know anything about her.
don't know anything about 对...一无所知
Honestly, I don't know anything about it.
I don't know anything about this antique stuff.
6.She added that she "will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives."
be voting for 投票支持
With the high voter registration, many will be voting for the first time.
They said they would not be voting for him because he was too left-wing.
泰勒·斯威夫特（Taylor Swift）是美国流行音乐界最著名的歌手之一 。数百万歌迷在社交媒体上关注这位创作型歌手的最新音乐作品和时尚 。
周日晚间，斯威夫特破例做了一件事 。她宣布在美国11月的中期选举中反对一位候选人，并支持其他候选人 。
她写道：“过去两年，我生活中以及世界发生的几件事让我无法支持玛莎·布莱克本（Marsha Blackburn），她的国会投票纪录让我惊恐 。”她补充说，“将投票支持参议员候选人菲尔·布里德森和众议员候选人吉姆·库珀 。”
布莱克本是代表田纳西州的共和党议员，她在美国众议院任职 。斯威夫特写道，布莱克本反对同性恋权利、女性同工同酬以及旨在保护妇女免受家庭暴力、跟踪和约会强奸的法案 。
曾为布莱克本站台的特朗普总统驳斥了斯威夫特的观点 。他表示，斯威夫特“对布莱克本一无所知 。我现在倒是对泰勒作品的喜爱度减少了约25%，如何？”
泰勒还呼吁Instagram上的1.12亿粉丝注册投票 。她写道：“10月9日是田纳西州注册投票的最后一天 。登录vote.org网站，你可以找到所有相关信息 。愿大家投票愉快！”
非营利性网站vote.org报告称，斯威夫特的帖文发出后，大量新选民前来注册 。该网站一位发言人告诉Buzzfeed网站：“自斯威夫特的消息发出后，我们在24小时内收到了6.5万次注册申请 。”
该网站报告称，9月份共有190,178名新选民登记，8月份登记了56,669名新选民 。该网站的发言人表示：“感谢上帝创造了斯威夫特 。”
然而，共和党政治家及电视主持人哈克比对这种吹捧嗤之以鼻 。他在推特上表示，斯威夫特“很难左右选举，除非我们允许13岁的女孩们投票 。”