We’re quickly approaching the end of Election Day 2018 and Beyonce Knowles-Carter has come out late with support for Beto O’Rourke, as first reported by TMZ.
Beyonce’s support comes in an Instagram post sporting the same “Beto For Senate” hat that LeBron James was wearing a couple weeks ago, as noted by the Inquisitr. Along with James, Travis Scott has voiced his support for the El Paso candidate.
Former NFL running back Arian Foster has also chimed in with support for O’Rourke, saying that “He’s extremely to the point. He answers your questions and it’s substantive.”
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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.
Along with the photo, which already has hundreds of thousands of likes on Instagram, Beyonce wrote a long post about why voting is important. Obviously, she’s here supporting a specific candidate, but she’s also here to remind everyone of how important it is to get out there and make their voice heard before the polls close in a few hours.
On that, Beyonce said, “We can’t voice our frustrations and complain about what’s wrong without voting and exercising our power to make it right.”
It appears she’s interested in getting her fans to vote, whether they live in Texas or not, stating that “Every vote counts Every race matters Everywhere.”
She also sends well wishes to everyone out there at the polls. “Sending you all love and positivity on this happy voting day!”
Her support hasn’t gone unnoticed, as O’Rourke tweeted a simple message saying, “Thank you, Beyonce.” He also included the photo of her sporting the hat in the tweet.
Thank you, Beyoncé! pic.twitter.com/wfNJsGvrec
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 6, 2018
In case you’re curious about why Beyonce is interested in this particular race, she’s originally from Houston. The Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz battle is of great interest to her.
Beyonce and Jay Z own several homes in places such as New York, Los Angeles, and The Hamptons. Currently, they don’t own a home in Houston, but her mother has a place in the Texas city and Beyonce comes to visit frequently, according to Visit Houston.
On the topic, she even said, “I love Houston. Some of the best moments of my life took place there. This will always be home to me!”
O’Rourke is a fourth-generation Texan running for Senate as a Democrat. He’s running against Republican candidate Ted Cruz in what many pollsters are calling an uphill battle. It’ll be interesting to see if Beyonce’s support moves the needle and helps Beto O’Rourke win his race, as there’s only a few hours left before polls close at 8 p.m. local time.