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[翻译]AS IT IS - Taylor Swift Jumps into Politics

更新时间:2018/10/10 6:44:41 来源:本站原创 作者:佚名

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Taylor Swift is one of the biggest names in American pop music. Millions of fans follow the singer-songwriter on social media for the latest in music and fashion.

泰勒·斯威夫特(Taylor Swift)是美国流行音乐界最知名的人物之一。数百万粉丝在社交媒体上关注这位创作型歌手,获取最新的音乐和时尚。

On Sunday night, Swift did something that she has never done before. She announced her opposition to one candidate, and her support for others, running in November’s midterm elections.

在周日晚上,斯威夫特做了一件她从没做过的事情。她宣布反对美国11月中期选举中的一位候选人,并支持其他人。

Swift wrote, “due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years…I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me.” She added that she “will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives.”

她写道:“由于过去两年在我生活中和世界上发生的几件事,我无法支持布莱克本,她的国会投票纪录吓坏我了。”她补充说,她“将投票支持参议员候选人布雷德森和众议员候选人库珀。”

Blackburn is a Republican Party lawmaker representing the state of Tennessee. She serves in the United States House of Representatives. Swift wrote that Blackburn is against gay rights, equal pay for women and legislation to protect women from domestic violence, stalking and date rape.

布莱克本是代表田纳西州的共和党议员,她在美国众议院任职。斯威夫特写道,布莱克本反对同性恋权利、女性同工同酬以及旨在保护妇女免受家庭暴力、跟踪和约会强奸的法案。

President Donald Trump, who has campaigned for Blackburn, dismissed Swift’s opinion of the candidate. He said, Swift “doesn’t know anything about her. And let’s say that I like Taylor’s music about 25 percent less now, OK?”

曾为布莱克本站台的川普总统驳斥了斯威夫特对这位候选人的看法。他说,斯威夫特“对布莱克本一无所知。不如说我现在对泰勒的音乐的喜爱度低了大约25%,如何?”

The singer also asked her 112 million followers on Instagram to register to vote. She wrote, “October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting!”

这位歌手还恳请她在Instagram上的1.12亿粉丝去登记投票。她写道:“10月9日是田纳西州登记投票的截止日。打开vote.org网站,你可以找到所有信息。开心地投票吧!”

The non-profit website vote.org reported a flood of new voter registration after the post. A spokeswoman told Buzzfeed, "We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift's post.”

非营利性网站vote.org报告称,在斯威夫特发出这个帖子之后有大量新选民登记。该网站一位发言人对Buzzfeed网站表示:“自斯威夫特发布消息以来,我们在24小时内完成了65,000次选民注册。”

The site reported that 190,178 new voters were registered in the entire month of September and 56,669 were registered in August. The vote.org spokeswoman said, “Thank God for Taylor Swift.”

该网站报告称,9月份共有190,178名新选民登记,8月份登记了56,669名。网站发言人表示:“感谢上帝带来了斯威夫特。”

Republican Party politician and television host, Mike Huckabee, however, dismissed that idea. He tweeted that Swift “won’t impact election unless we allow 13 yr old girls to vote.”

然而共和党政治家及电视主持人哈克比怼回了这种想法。他在推特上说,斯威夫特“影响不到选举,除非我们允许13岁的女孩投票。”

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appall - v. to cause someone to feel fear, shock, or disgust

domestic - adj. relating to or involving someone's home or family

impact - n. a major influence or effect

allow - v. permit

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