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A Houston native with 119 million Instagram followers, Beyoncé dropped photos of herself in a “Beto for Senate” cap on Tuesday evening, just three hours ahead of Texas polls closing.
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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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“I’m feeling grateful for everyone before me who fought so hard to give us all the right to have a voice,” she wrote in a caption. “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!”
But as some people pointed out on Twitter, the pro-O’Rourke posts came a little late in the election game.
Not to be rude, but 4:00 CST on election day is a little late to endorse a candidate in a state where you have to register to vote almost a full month in advance.
— kelsey mckinney (@mckinneykelsey) November 6, 2018
Still super-curious how this went down and went down so late in the game? Was she hedging/poll-watching? Did FedEx bungle the delivery of her hat? Did the campaign ask her to hold off? pic.twitter.com/quLvuIyr24
— Andy Langer (@Andylanger) November 6, 2018
Why did Beyonce endorse Beto midway through Election Day lol
— Dan O'Sullivan (@Bro_Pair) November 6, 2018
maybe beyonce was like "Beto late than never"
— Tanya Chen (@Tanya_Chen) November 6, 2018
If O’Rourke was bothered by the lateness of the endorsement, he didn’t say so. He did, however, thank the pop star in a tweet.
Thank you, Beyoncé! pic.twitter.com/wfNJsGvrec
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 6, 2018
Kris Seavers is the Evening Editor for the Daily Dot, where she covers breaking news, politics, and LGBTQ issues. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.