It turns out Taylor Swift has a greater political impact than you might have thought 2 years ago

It turns out Taylor Swift has a greater political impact than you might have thought

Perhaps her talents are wasted in the music industry...

On Monday morning we reported that Taylor Swift had broken her silence on politics in America.

The worldwide superstar had always remained quiet on the subject, with many people believing that she was in favour of President Donald Trump.

But in a lengthy Instagram post, she passionately spoke about how this was not the case.

Swift took to social media to try and educate her followers, while also urging them to get out and vote in the Tennessee US Senate election, 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.

"She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples.

"She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives."

And it looks like her words have really had an effect.

Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org told Buzzfeed News that they have experienced an unprecedented flood of new voter registrations across America since Swift's post was posted.

Guthrie said: "We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift's post."

There was also a significant spike in the number of people registering to vote in Tennessee in particular.

Buzzfeed claim that the organization has seen 5,183 new voter registrations 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 for the entire month of September and just 951 in August.

It looks like she is putting her 112.1 million followers to good use.