Los Angeles, CA — California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared that pop sensation Taylor Swift will wield considerable influence in the forthcoming 2024 presidential election. In an interview with TMZ, Governor Newsom lauded Swift’s ability to galvanize young voters, emphasizing her unique role in shaping the political landscape.
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“Taylor Swift stands tall and unique,” Governor Newsom remarked. “What she was able to accomplish in getting young people activated to consider that they have a voice and they should have a voice in the next election, I think it’s profoundly powerful.”
This endorsement comes in the wake of Taylor Swift’s latest effort to mobilize her fan base, commonly known as “Swifties,” on National Voter Registration Day. With a staggering Instagram following of over 272 million, the singer-songwriter utilized her platform to urge her fans to register to vote. She shared a link to Vote.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to voter registration, with which she has previously collaborated.
“I’ve been so lucky to see so many of you guys at my U.S. shows recently,” Swift’s statement read. “I’ve heard you raise your voices, and I know how powerful they are. Make sure you’re ready to use them in our elections this year!”
Governor Newsom commended Swift’s philanthropic use of her celebrity status. However, he also pointed out that some Republicans have criticized her for encouraging people to register to vote, framing it as indicative of voter suppression issues within the Republican party.
Taylor Swift’s immense influence transcends the realm of politics and extends into various facets of the entertainment industry. She recently achieved the historic milestone of becoming the first female artist to amass over 100 million monthly Spotify listeners. This achievement was further bolstered by the release of “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version),” which debuted at No. 1 on the charts.
Swift’s devoted fan base continues to support her endeavors, whether through streaming her music or purchasing her albums. Currently, Swifties are eagerly anticipating her “Eras Tour” concert film, which made waves by accumulating a remarkable $26 million in presales at AMC Theatres in a single day. This figure shattered the previous record held by “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which stood at $16.9 million. The film is set to premiere in theaters on October 13, followed by the highly anticipated album release of “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” on October 27.
As the political landscape evolves in the lead-up to the 2024 presidential election, Taylor Swift’s role as an activist and influencer appears set to grow even stronger. Governor Newsom’s words underscore the profound impact she continues to have, making her a significant force in American politics and civic engagement.