Celebrities Aren't Holding Back Their Feelings About The US Midterm Election

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Oh, you thought 2016 was a banner year for celebrities getting political? You saw Miley Cyrus campaigning for Hillary Clinton and thought that was the peak? Well, you thought wrong! Two years after the 2016 election, which brought on a sort of panicked celebrity activism (Cyrus later wept openly on Instagram, frustrated that Hillary lost), celebrities are more engaged than ever. Stars who never seemed like they would be political suddenly were chatting politics. They endorsed candidates including Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, none of whom are running for president. This year, celebrities are getting granular with their political support. Taylor Swift endorsed a senate candidate, and has proceeded to advocate for early voting. (Unfortunately no word yet on whether Meghan Markle can vote.) Jake Gyllenhaal lent a hand to Stephen Colbert on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for a sketch encouraging people to vote. They're also getting louder, tweeting, and Instagramming with a fervour we haven't seen before.
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This is in part because their opponent, President Donald Trump, is the noisiest President yet on social media. Trump loves to tweet about the midterms; celebrities are just trying to thwart him at his own game.
Now that the midterms have officially arrived — come on in, ya middle terms — celebs are flexing their power on social media. Ahead, the biggest, brightest, and most impressive midterm-related celeb tweets.
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Twas the day of elections, and all through the house, everyone was saying, "Beyoncé endorsed Beto!"
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Peretti demonstrates one place you can absolutely put your election sticker.
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What Biel says is true: A Lyft to the polls is 50% off.
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That makes at least one politically involved erstwhile One Directioner.
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Sweet home voter!
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Listen to Mariah Carey! And no, we don't mean listen to "All I Want For Christmas."
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You said it, Ellen.
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Get ya vote on ❤️

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Straight from Ty Dolla Sign (née Tyrone Griffith): exercise your right to vote.
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Haddish, who stars in Nobody's Fool, endorsed Florida candidate Andrew Gillum.
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Kim Kardashian in a sleek grey turtleneck. Let turtleneck season commence!
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Comedian Nick Kroll voted (presumably) in character as Gil Ozeri, his character from Oh, Hello!
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Demi Lovato emerged from an Instagram silence to post about casting her vote.
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Jimmy Kimmel's pancakes are political, too.
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Fallon voted his with wife, Nancy Juvonen.
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If you don't vote, don't talk to SNL's Leslie Jones.
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"I know you've been seeing a lot of high-profile people post about voting," Lopez said on Twitter, acknowledging the upswell of celebrity attention.
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Um, are those Cards Against Humanity cards?
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To the Youths: Susan Sarandon believes in you.
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"Do the thing" is a popular term these days.
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Babysitter Steve, is that you?
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Grande, here, is providing the backup echo that appears in her song "Thank U, Next."
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He said please!
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Ava DuVernay illustrated her point with a quote from A Wrinkle in Time.
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Kings of Leon wants you to go to a Waffle House, too.
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Thanks, Julianne Moore!
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Shahidi, a newly minted Harvard student, is prepped and ready to go.
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No matter how you felt about Mother!, Darren Aronofsky wants you to go vote.
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Seth Meyers brought his eldest son, Ash, with him when he voted. (Ash can't vote yet!)
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Dwayne Wade endorsed Andrew Gillum for Florida.
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Former governor Arnold Shwarzenegger is all about terminating gerrymandering.
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Kate Walsh joined in the fun with a meme!
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Interesting thoughts from the guy who starred in not one, but two Netflix rom-coms this year.
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Refer to this list — kindly provided by Common — if you need to know if you can do same-day registration.
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What if — hear me out — you met the love of your life at the polls?
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Send your selfies to John Krasinski!
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Do as Oprah says.
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Josh Gad did it.
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Ah, Johnson never misses an opportunity to take a jab at his Jumanji co-star Kevin Hart.
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Let's go!
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Sprouse, who will soon appear in the movie Five Feet Apart, has said the word: Apathy is not cool.
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Lili Reinhart, another Riverdale star, also got out the voting encouragement.
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Vote so hard you lose ownership of your butt!
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Come for Kerry Washington's encouragement, stay for her puppy and her excellent glasses.
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Tik tok, cast your vote! (Kesha says so.)
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