Beyonce is making a last-minute Election Day push for Rep. Beto O’Rourke, urging her fans to vote because “every race matters.”
The music mega star shared with her 119 million Instagram followers a series of photos of herself sporting a pro-O’Rourke hat. The Texas Democrat is locked in a high-profile, neck-in-neck Senate race with Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGOP senators introduce bill targeting Palestinian 'martyr payments' Bob Dole: heroic, prickly and effective Democrats see Christmas goal slipping away MORE (R).
“I’m feeling grateful for everyone before me who fought so hard to give us all the right to have a voice,” wrote Beyonce, who was born in Houston. “We can’t voice our frustrations and complain about what’s wrong without voting and exercising our power to make it right.”
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I’m feeling grateful for everyone before me who fought so hard to give us all the right to have a voice. We can’t voice our frustrations and complain about what’s wrong without voting and exercising our power to make it right. We need you. We all need each other, because when we are truly united we are unstoppable. Sending you all love and positivity on this happy voting day! Every vote counts Every race matters Everywhere.
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“Every vote counts,” Beyonce, who was born Beyonce Knowles, wrote. “Every race matters. Everywhere.”
O'Rourke expressed his thanks in a Tuesday evening tweet:
Thank you, Beyoncé! pic.twitter.com/wfNJsGvrec— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 6, 2018
Last month, a Morning Consult poll found that Beyonce was the most politically divisive celebrity in the country.
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