Celebrities’ last-minute pleas to vote: See who’s endorsing Biden or Trump
It’s election day, folks — and myriad celebrities want to make sure you know it’s election day.
As if anyone could forget?
Last-minute pitches to get out and vote started in recent days and continued early Tuesday, with overwhelming support for Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
“Allow me to be the one millionth person to remind you that [Tuesday]) is your last chance to make your voice heard and to make your vote count,” Taylor Swift said in a video she tweeted Monday along with a link to help voters find their polling places. Acknowledging the high level of stress around the election, she urged viewers to mask up and stay safe when they vote.
Viola Davis put in a final plug for vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, with a video counting down the days to the election. And Eminem promoted a different ad, set to his tune “Lose Yourself,” that had Biden and running mate Harris walking slow-mo cool — minus any huge explosion behind them.
Michael Keaton leaned on his Pennsylvania roots in his pitch aimed at Biden voters, which was retweeted by Chris Evans, while Bruce Springsteen narrated a Scranton-focused Biden ad set to “My Hometown.” Beyoncé also called on voters from her home state (Texas) to “come thru” for the Democratic candidates.
John Legend, who has campaigned for the Biden-Harris ticket, made a pitch on behalf of socially distanced voting at sports arenas. And George Takei praised former President Obama for his efforts to help his former second-in-command.
Another vocal Biden fan, Cardi B, woke up extra early on Tuesday for an “easy-peasy” voting experience.
“It feels good after you voted,” the “WAP” hitmaker said in an Instagram video. “You feel like you just did something. I don’t know. It’s ... a weird feeling. So just go out there.”
And in an Instagram post last month, America Ferrera explained her decision to vote for Biden and Harris, who “represent the path I want this country to take in this moment in history.”
Jennifer Lawrence took her eyes off the POTUS race for a second to endorse Amy McGrath, the Democratic Senate candidate in her home state of Kentucky, who as of Monday trailed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by double digits in polls.
The celebrities supporting President Trump — while fewer in number — got their message out as well, whether it was explaining their support for the incumbent or, like Scott Baio, simply urging people to cast their ballots.
“VOTE” Baio tweeted. “Be heard! Make it count!”
Other stars who have endorsed the president include Lil Wayne, Kirstie Alley, Jon Voight, Ted Nugent, Jack Nicklaus, Isaiah Washington and even Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat — sort of. Cohen continued his anti-Trump trolling crusade by using his Kazakh journalist alter ego to satirically discourage women from voting in a mock effort to boost Trump’s chances.
“We hear if you do [vote], then glorious Premier Trump will lose,” Cohen’s Borat said Monday. “This is because, like moths into a fire, you ladies are attracted by dangerous ideas like honesty, fairness and consent. ... Premier Trump very pro-womens, as he has made clear: Your body, his choice.”
Here’s a sampling of the latest celebrity endorsements — both sincere and facetious — for the Republican and Democratic nominees.
We have the power to help make history together. In these final days before the most important election of our lifetime - VOTE and help turn out and turn up our AAPI community’s voice. Don’t underestimate your ability to impact change. @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris #AAPIsForBiden— Lucy Liu (@LucyLiu) November 1, 2020
The only birthday gift I am asking for is for every person who has not voted yet to vote today or tomorrow for @JoeBiden & @SenKamalaHarris we need real leadership in the White House again so@please vote! pic.twitter.com/E93V0V7FmG— Karamo (@Karamo) November 2, 2020
Iowa!! You have same day voter registration tomorrow! I grew up across the river from Iowa & know so many Iowans. You could seal the deal for us!! Vote @GreenfieldIowa - it’s healthcare - education - better jobs! Biden can do what 45 can’t! https://t.co/JiV1Tam0Mw— Jonathan Van Ness (@jvn) November 2, 2020
It’s better coming straight. Been away working, so I asked a friend in Brooklyn to grab election perspectives from some unknown voices. I’m voting #BidenHarris 100%. They need to hear this. I KNOW FOR A FACT that the other side couldn't give one real damn for The Forgotten Man. pic.twitter.com/f8Bkpud4P4— Jeffrey Vote Out This Gameshow Clown Wright (@jfreewright) November 1, 2020
The road to Pennsylvania Avenue runs through Pennsylvania. I’m helping @BackToBluePA make calls to get out the vote for @JoeBiden, @KamalaHarris and @PADems. Sign up to join me tonight at 7PM ET: https://t.co/LaEWi0R1lo— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 2, 2020
If I could vote in America, I’d vote with kindness. https://t.co/GQ8tw3Rqpl— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) October 27, 2020
We have 1 day left to vote for @AmyMcGrathKY— Jennifer Lawrence - Represent.Us (@JLawrence_RepUs) November 2, 2020
and make sure Mitch McConnell doesn't have another 6 years. Vote.
An open message to all you loving tolerant righteous enlightened kind cozy boo boo bears. You who have slung slurs AT US for 4 years such as Nazis morons Hitler’s red necks Cheetos idiots cultists.— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) November 3, 2020
YOU r why we voted for TRUMP. I pray we give U four more years of name calling 😘
The most authentically populist Presidents have been rough men who love this nation. @realDonaldTrump is a classic embodiment in the mold of Andrew Jackson and Teddy Roosevelt. Highly flawed, but powerful and provocative. https://t.co/tDuKdyKPXb pic.twitter.com/ASmUzYM3Cl— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 3, 2020
The whole country is going PATRIOT RED!!!! @DonaldJTrumpJr 🇺🇸— Antonio Sabáto Jr 🇺🇸 (@AntonioSabatoJr) November 2, 2020
VOTE. Be heard! Make it count! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/VsBOYLy8f6— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) November 2, 2020
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