(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Taylor Swift, straight off a controversial dive into U.S. politics, was the big winner at the American Music Awards on Tuesday (October 9) where she used her platform to again urge her fans to get out and vote.
She also picked up three other awards, for best female pop artist, best tour, and best pop album for "reputation," the biggest seller of 2017.
On Sunday, Swift provoked a storm by breaking her silence on politics and announcing she would vote for two Democrats in Tennessee in the U.S. congressional midterm elections in November.
Her comments drove a spike in voter registration.
"This award and every single award given out tonight is voted on by the people.
And you know what else is voted on by the people?
- The midterm elections of Nov 6.
Get out and vote," Swift said when accepting her trophy.