The pop star definitely voted for one of the candidates running for president or possibly wrote in Taylor Swift in that blank space even though she’s about a decade too young for eligibility but we have no idea who she cast her ballot for. And we, the people, cannot shake it off.
According to Google Trends, Swift’s ballot was a hot search on this election day ahead of anyone who actually has anything to do with politics.
“I follow it, and I try to keep myself as educated and informed as possible. But I dont talk about politics because it might influence other people,” Swift told Time back in 2012. “And I dont think that I know enough yet in life to be telling people who to vote for.”
Although Swift has budged on some of her previous views, including publicly embracing feminism, she didn’t endorse a candidate during this election.
Some people are really mad that Swift has declined to become a political figure, accusing Swift of squandering her influence in order to remain friendly to as many markets as possible.
Others believe she’s keeping quiet because she’s a Trump supporter, citing a few reasons Swift might not be with her. Many of Tay’s known enemies (Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, etc.) are Clinton supporters. Tay’s bestie, Karlie Kloss, would be Ivanka Trump’s sister-in-law if she ever marries her longtime boyfriend, Joshua Kushner. Swift’s dad was a Wall Street dude before the family relocated to Nashville.
my 2 working Taylor Swift conspiracy theories rn: 1) she might be releasing an album this weekend 2) she is definitely voting for Trump
Taylor Tetreau (@taylortetreau) October 23, 2016
It’s a lot of baseless speculation, which, of course, is the internet’s specialty.
What we do know is that Swift voted for the next president of the United States of America bright and early this morning.
Swift posted the Instagram at 8:01 a.m. PST, meaning she likely voted in California, the location of one of her residences, even though she went to jury duty in Nashville earlier this year.
Considering that she was in NYC last night throwing a birthday party for Lorde amongst Clinton supporters like Lena Dunham, Mae Whitman and Aziz Ansari, she likely got on her private jet first thing in the morning to participate in democracy.
Since everything Swift does is intentional, we must look at clues wherever we can find them.
From the image, we can see that Swift is standing by a man in a blue shirt. Is he a Democrat? Or, like all men, does he just have a closet stocked with several light blue button down shirts that have no discernible differences?
Swift opted to wear a cold shoulder style shirt, which could be a sly nod to Clinton that may have been inspired by Dunham.
Can this broken nation heal itself without a confirmation of all of our pop stars’ political leanings? We may have to.