The 2024 US Presidential Election is racing to the pointy end, with the stakes high - but instead of talking about *politics* many politicians and commentators have Swiftie mania. And not the good kind.
For months now Republicans and anyone associated with the far-right movement has been coming hard for Taylor Swift. She's become a political pawn for 'Make America Great Again' - the popstar swept up in outlandish conspiracy theories, with claims of her rigging not only football games but elections.
There's even been threats of violence against her from those on the fringes, plus reports that allies of Donald Trump have targeted Taylor Swift.
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For much of her career, Swift stayed silent. It was a deliberate decision she later said, a choice to remain mostly apolitical.
But in 2018, after Trump was elected President, Swift decided to voice her support for two Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee.
"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. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country," she said in a statement at the time.