TAYLOR Swift proved to be a kiss of death for the Democrats on US midterm election night.
The Blank Space singer backed Tennessee candidate’s Phil Bredesen bid for senate – only for him to be thrashed.
Bredesen lost to incumbent Republican Marsha Blackburn by 26 points – 62 percent to 36 percent.
And Swift took to Instagram on Election Day, posing for a photo with a Bredesen campaign sign as she encouraged her followers to vote.
She spoke out after Trump said he liked her music “25 per cent less”after she declared her allegiance to the Democrats.
Trump pledged his support for the Republican candidate in Tennessee, Marsha Blackburn[/caption]
Trump countered by backing Blackburn saying “she’s doing a great job in Tennessee, and I doubt Taylor Swift knows anything about her,”
The singer had criticised Blackburn’s views on LGBTQ rights, adding she feels “any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG”.
She said: “I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin colour, gender or who they love.”
Taylor posted an Instagram video urgin fans to go vote Democrat[/caption]
Phil Bredesen conceded his candidacy after being trounced in the polls[/caption]
The elections will determine whether Republicans keep control of the US Congress.
Trump and the Republicans are at great risk of losing the House of Representatives – which could paralyse his presidency.
While Trump is not on the ballot, this election is widely seen as a referendum on his time in office.
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