Former Vice President Joe Biden (left) and President Donald Trump
The 2020 election will be historic no matter the outcome, and with less than two months to go until the big day, celebrities are becoming more outspoken about their voting choices. From movie stars to chart-topping singers, see which A-listers are showing support for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his history-making running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, and who is hoping to see Republican incumbents President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence continue in office for a second term.
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The country rapper joined Donald Trump Jr. in his native Michigan for a campaign event there on Sept. 14 in support of President Trump’s reelection. The singer has long been a vocal supporter of Trump, having visited him in the White House and enjoyed rounds of golf together in the past.
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The Clueless actress was an early supporter of President Trump, and spoke to journalist Nicholas Ballasy in June 2016 about her reasoning, according to the New York Times.
“Why do you keep voting Democrat, and nothing changes?” she says in the clip, adding that she voted for Obama in the 2008 presidential election before switching parties. “Try something new. Especially a guy who’s not the establishment. He’s not the man, as they say it. The establishment doesn’t even like him. But he’s a Republican. He’s a conservative.”
Dash’s Twitter bio currently includes the hashtags “#MAGA” and “#WomenForTrump.”
The actress, who was fired from her own Roseanne reboot in May 2018 after she tweeted a racist statement about former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, stepped out in a Trump 2020 hat back in August 2018.
In May 2019, the actor — who is also Angelina Jolie's father — pledged his allegiance to the president and tweeted a two-part video to share why Trump has been “the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.” Voight has continued to share frequent videos on Twitter, in which he promotes Trump, the Republican party and conservative values.
The Joanie Loves Chachi star praised Trump in a 2016 interview on Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeanie. When asked about the uproar surrounding Trump’s infamous leaked Access Hollywood tape, Baio says in the clip that he likes Trump because “Trump is not a politician, he talks like a guy, and ladies out there — this is what guys talk about when you’re not around. So if you’re offended by it, grow up … This is the way the world works, it’s not a big thing.”
More recently, Baio has posted videos to his Twitter encouraging his followers to vote for Trump.
The youngest Baldwin brother (and dad to Hailey Bieber) is a longtime and staunch Trump supporter who has spoken out against his older brother Alec’s famous Saturday Night Live impersonations of the president. Stephen, a former Celebrity Apprentice contestant, acted as keynote speaker in Oct. 2019 for the second annual Trump Day Dinner, hosted by Villagers for Trump in Florida, according to Villages-News, a local paper.
The Cheers alum shared her previous voting history on Twitter on Sept. 7, noting that she has backed both Democrats and Republicans over the years, voting for Obama and then for Trump — which she plans to do again.
A month later, the star doubled down on her support, tweeting on Oct. 17, "I’m voting for @realDonaldTrump because he’s NOT a politician. I voted for him 4 years ago for this reason and shall vote for him again for this reason. He gets things done quickly and he will turn the economy around quickly. There you have it folks there you have it."
The star has since been sparing with Twitter users who have been criticizing her stance and also accusing her of trying to make her "career relevant again by endorsing Trump," to which she has responded," Believe me the last words you’ll hear in Hollywood are “Steven darling, Grab that list of Trump voters! Let’s get em in here and give em all jobs!!!”
On Oct. 19, the rapper, actor and producer (né Curtis Jackson) threw his support — and an F-bomb — behind Trump in a brief social media post, citing Biden's tax plan.
"I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people. 62% are you out of ya f---ing mind," Jackson wrote in the caption, alongside a screenshot that cited possible tax rates on some people under Biden (though the numbers as described were misleading, reports noted).
"WHAT THE F---! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT," he wrote.
When Jackson tweeted his opinion again, he was both praised and criticized by his followers.
A week later, Jackson seemingly reversed his endorsement, tweeting "F--- Donald Trump."
The former NFL star also spoke out in support of Trump. "My Vote is for what makes this country great, freedom of speech & religion, 2nd Amnd, hard working tax paying citizens, police & military," he tweeted.
"In this election, we have freedom of choice, which all should respect," he continued. "For me & these principles, my Vote is for @RealDonaldTrump."
Jay Cutler & Jack Nicklaus
The former NFL quarterback also endorsed Trump, reposting golfer Nicklaus' lengthy letter in support of the president along with the caption "Never a doubt." Cutler also shared the essay in a since-expired Instagram Story with the caption, "SIGN ME UP."
In his essay, Nicklaus' wrote in part, "Donald Trump's policies will bring the American Dream to many families across the nation who are still trying to achieve it."
The rapper expressed his support for Trump on Oct. 29, sharing a photo with Trump on Twitter and writing that they had a "great meeting."
Lil Wayne (né Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.) also praised the president's Platinum Plan, which was unveiled in early October.
"Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership," Lil Wayne said in his tweet. "He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done."
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A number of musicians showed their support for the Democratic nominee by performing virtually at the Democratic National Convention, which kicked off on Aug. 17. Over the course of four days, Billie Eilish, John Legend, The Chicks, Common, Jennifer Hudson and more performed in support of Biden's run.
On Nov. 2, Beyoncé tilted her hat — which had an "I Voted" sticker on it — in a boomerang posted to Instagram. Wearing a Biden/Harris 2020 mask, the singer made her vote clear, but added in the caption, "Come thru, Texas! #VOTE 😘"
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The Lakers superstar has been vocal about urging people to vote through More Than a Vote, and formally endorsed Joe Biden on Nov. 2 on Instagram. "One more day. Please 🗳!! We need EVERYTHING to change and it all starts tomorrow. #BidenHarris #MoreThanaVote," he wrote alongside art of the running mates.
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On Oct. 7, the singer-songwriter announced her support for Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris on social media. Alongside the shot from her new V Magazine cover and a shot of her holding "Biden Harris 2020" cookies, Swift wrote, "I spoke to @vmagazine about why I’ll be voting for Joe Biden for president." The magazine’s release fell on the same day as the vice presidential debate between Harris and Vice President Mike Pence, of which she wrote, “Gonna be watching and supporting @kamalaharris by yelling at the tv a lot."
Swift is one of the 12 cover stars for V Magazine's Thought Leaders issue, which highlights 45 public figures who are leading the next generation of social and cultural activism. In the issue, Swift said that the "change we need most is to elect a president who recognizes that people of color deserve to feel safe and represented, that women deserve the right to choose what happens to their bodies, and that the LGBTQIA+ community deserves to be acknowledged and included."
"Everyone deserves a government that takes global health risks seriously and puts the lives of its people first," she continued.
Swift’s support of Biden and Harris marks her first public endorsement of a presidential candidate.
"I'm voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this year because Donald Trump has and will continue to put himself before the safety and well-being of America," said Lawrence, 30. "He does not represent my values as an American, and most importantly as a human being."
The Oscar winner noted that "voting is the foundation of our democracy and our freedom," adding that she "would consider this upcoming election the most consequential of our lifetime."
Despite marrying into the Kushner family, the supermodel and Project Runway host is endorsing Joe Biden in this year’s presidential election. Kloss, who launched Kode with Klossy in 2015 to empower and support young women looking to get involved in tech, appeared at a Biden event in early September focused on STEAM, an expanded approach to teaching science, technology, engineering, art and math.
A source close to Kloss explained: "For those who know Karlie, this event makes a lot of sense. She cares deeply about the future of women in STEAM and has always supported the candidates who stand for the issues she’s passionate about."
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On Sept. 10, the Food Network star interviewed the former Vice President's wife Dr. Jill Biden for Cocktails and Conversation, an online fundraising event for the campaign.
"I'm not political," Garten told PEOPLE. "I think if you research you'll find I've supported political programs privately but I've never been really public about it—but sometimes you just have to do it."
"As a country, we need to pull this together. We need to stop being divisive and be positive and supportive and collaborative," she added. "[Biden] is a guy who's been in Congress for decades and has a reputation for working across the aisle, and I think that's exactly what we need right now."
The Tax Collector star stepped out with a face mask that read “BIDEN” in August.
Bryan Bedder/Getty Images Mariska Hargitay and Joe Biden
Hargitay, 56, and her Joyful Heart Foundation — founded in 2004 with an aim of transforming society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and supporting survivors’ healing — has previously partnered with Biden to combat these issues.
The Mindy Project star has been vocal about her support and enthusiasm over Sen. Kamala Harris being named as Biden’s running mate. "Was there ever more of an exciting day?" the actress wrote on Twitter after the announcement. "For our entire country of course, but especially for my Black and Indian sisters, many of us who have gone our entire lives thinking that someone who looks like us may never hold high office? We work so hard and contribute to the fabric of our lives in America, & now to see @SenKamalaHarris rise to the top like this? It’s thrilling!!"
She continued, “Thank you @JoeBiden. Let’s do this!”
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After Biden announced that he had chosen California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, Twitter users were quick to bring the comedy star's Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live impersonation of Harris back into circulation.
"Oh s---, ruh-roh," Rudolph, 48, told Entertainment Weekly of her response to the news, not long after Biden announced his choice.
The comedian first endorsed Biden on "Super Tuesday" in early March, sharing a hilarious video of his “Barry O” impression. Key showed his support once again in a new campaign video about friendship in the age of social distancing and COVID-19, which saw the two playing cards and sharing a meal virtually.
After his Twitter thread aimed at President Trump went viral during the Republican National Convention, the 54-year-old comedian elaborated on his decision to speak out against Trump.
"Honestly, I feel I had no choice at this point. I think Trump is ruining and possibly has already ruined my country," he explained in a lengthy Facebook post. "... I feel a responsibility to coming generations, my children but selfishly I didn’t want to explain to my grandchildren that I didn’t fight to stop Trump. Maybe they will see that I stood up for decency, rule of law, and equality."
"Maybe by stepping out of my presumed lane I could help inspire [those who are on the fence] to do what they already know is right and consider what they are actually voting for rather than feel they had no other choice than to vote for Trump," he wrote. "Did I make a difference? I don’t know."
Stephen & Ayesha Curry
The NBA star and the cookbook author were joined by their daughters, Riley and Ryan, in a virtual segment for the DNC in which they expressed their support for Biden and discussed politics as a family.
"We want to ensure that our kids live in a nation that is safe, happy, healthy and fair," Ayesha (whose lifestyle magazine Sweet July is published by PEOPLE's parent company, Meredith Corp.) says in the video.
"And so this election—," she continues, before her husband jumps in: "We’re voting for Joe Biden."
As host of the Democratic National Convention, the Veep star shared a number of stories of why she’s voting for Joe Biden.
“A couple of years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer and I was absolutely terrified,” the actress said. “One of the first people who called me was Joe. His real warmth and kindness on that call, man, I got to say, it made me cry.”
She then joked that Biden’s opponent, incumbent Donald Trump, makes her cry for other reasons.
“Our current president has made me cry too, but it's never had anything to do with his warmth or kindness,” she said. “Joe Biden's empathy is genuine. You can feel it. That's why President Obama asked Joe to head up the Cancer Moonshot. President Obama knows what we all know, Joe Biden understands suffering and loss and sacrifice.”
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The pop icon shared her support for Biden in February in a series of Tweets, calling him a “Good, Wise, Kind Man” and wishing him good luck “Today & Everyday.” She encouraged him not to “Give Up,” writing, “HES A Honest Kind Civil Man.He Has Some amends to Make,But I know him & Belive in him,Even If some ppl think he’s a Lost cause…..I believe Lost Causes are the Ones to fight for.”
The Olympic ice skater is a longtime supporter of Biden, having shared her enthusiasm on Instagram about his decision to enter the presidential race back in April 2019.
“I'm thrilled that @joebiden announced that he’s running for President!” she captioned a shot of herself smiling beside Biden, and going on to enumerate the reasons she is endorsing him. “Ultimately, I believe that the Vice President is the ideal candidate to unify our country with his experience, knowledge and track record of fighting for Americans. … Most importantly, VP Biden has a reputation for getting things done - from implementing the most comprehensive and progressive investments in our nation’s infrastructure and clean energy industries, to writing the Violence Against Women Act, to taking on the the NRA and winning (twice!). He’s the candidate that I’m proud to support because he will do what it takes to restore the soul of this nation, rebuild the backbone of the country, and unify America.”
The actor announced his choice for president in a video shared on his YouTube channel on Sept. 27, 2020. The footage shows Johnson having a virtual conversation with Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, who the former WWE star was formally introduced to for the first time.
"I have been a lucky guy over the years, in my life and my career to have been part of and participated in some real defining moments, and I've never publicly endorsed a presidential candidate or vice presidential candidate in my life, over my career," Johnson said before officially endorsing Biden and Harris.
"That means a great deal to us, for real," Biden said, thanking Johnson for his support.
In the wake of President Donald Trump’s tweet downplaying the severity of both his coronavirus diagnosis and the pandemic as a whole, The Gift of Forgiveness author urged her fans to vote for Biden.
“If that tweet itself is not enough to get you fired up to want to elect Biden and get rid of Trump as president of our country, then I don’t know what is,” the 30 year old said in a series of statements on her Instagram Stories on Oct. 5, referring to Trump’s announcement that he would be returning to the White House after just days of treatment for COVID-19 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. “That’s the sickest tweet I’ve ever seen. Please vote.”
She later added, "I’ve also always been somebody who is super respectful of people’s choices to support whoever they want to support, especially politically. I grew up in a family with different political views, so I’m very used to that and I’m also very respectful of it,” she said, as reported by Huffpost.
“But I’m actually at a point now where if I think that I am interacting with anybody who supports a man who tweets that when there are people who have lost loved ones and who are really sick and people who are still dying because of COVID, then I just don’t really know how I can understand how you can support an individual like that," Schwarzenegger Pratt added. "So, get thinking people.”
The A Star Is Born actor lent his iconic voice to Joe Biden’s latest ad, which aired during Game One of the World Series on Oct. 20 - and got a massive reaction on social media.
The ad, titled “Go From There,” avoids all mention of President Trump, instead focusing on what unifies us as a nation.
“There is only one America,” Elliott begins. “No Democratic rivers, no Republican mountains. Just this great land, and all that’s possible on it, with a fresh start. Cures we can find, futures we can shape, work to reward, dignity to protect.”
He continues, “There is so much we can do if we choose to take on problems and not each other and choose a president who brings out our best. Joe Biden doesn’t need everyone in this country to always agree. Just to agree we all love this country ― and go from there.”
The pop star, whose "Positions" music video sees her in a White House notably led by women, BIPOC and queer folks, shared a roundup of her outfits from the clip on Instagram, encouraging fans to let her know their favorite looks "and vote for Biden."