Excerpt from The Daily Caller
Written by Katie Frates
Some of the world’s most famous celebrities #stoodwithher, and it did a whole lot of nothing for Hillary Clinton.
Madonna, Beyonce, Jay Z, Sigourney Weaver, Katy Perry, Meryl Streep and Lady Gaga — among many others — all threw their support behind Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Those endorsements were supposed to rally their millions of fans to get to the voting booth and elect the first female president of the United States.
Maybe that’s because the majority of their fans are concentrated in staunch blue states like California that everyone already knew Clinton would win. Except Clinton lost a third of her electoral votes in Washington, a very blue state, so maybe not.
Or maybe celebrity star power does not translate well in politics, because getting fans to spend money on a concert or movie is very different from getting those same people to vote.