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Selena Gomez, Ryan Reynolds… These celebrities who voted for the first time

It’s just a matter of days! Tuesday, November 3, 2020, the United States will choose its next president. If Donald Trump and Joe Biden have multiplied the meetings, everything is not yet over … While 62 million Americans have already voted, many celebrities have strongly encouraged their fans to mobilize. Among them, some voted for the first time! Starting with Selena Gomez. A guest at the Voting Power Hour mic, the 28-year-old singer explained, “Honestly, I’m not ashamed to say it, but sort of was my first time. And I’m going to say it because I don’t. ‘ve never felt that – and it is so true – but now I recognize that my vote counts. ” Before adding, “Every little thing matters, so I just think some people think, well, does it really matter? And then once I really, really start to dive into it, it’s everything I could focus on. ” Revealed in the Wizards of Waverly Place series alongside Selena Gomez, Gregg Sulkin also voted for the first time. On Instagram, the UK-born comedian shared: “First time voting as a US citizen … And what an important election to make your voice heard. Make yours count. Go vote!”

At 44, Canadian comedian Ryan Reynolds, who obtained dual citizenship in 2018, posted a snapshot after he voted for the first time, while thanking his wife, Blake Lively: “This is my first time voting. in America! I would like to thank my wife Blake for making my first time so sweet and loving. It was super scary at first, then exciting and now I’m a little tired. But proud. ” Amused, the ex-star of Gossip Girl shared for his part the underside of this special moment: “It was Ryan’s first time. He was naturally scared. It all happened so fast. But, REALLY, quick. He cried. I pretended to cry. Then he called all his friends. ” Also born in Canada, former How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders, who became a US citizen last September, shared on Instagram, “It’s done. Boom. Have you ever done it? ” In his own podcast, Shaquille O’Neal also announced that he was going to vote for the first time and what prompted him to do so: “I voted for the first time and I felt it was the right thing to do (…) I had never voted. But, now that I speak about it, I do not want to be hypocrite. ”

Having a criminal record does not take away the right to vote

An American citizen, Snoop Dogg had never voted because he felt he was not allowed to vote after being convicted of crimes in 1990 and 2007. A guest on the Big Boy’s Neighborhood radio show, the rapper explained, “For many years, they brainwashed me into thinking I couldn’t vote because I had a criminal record. I didn’t know. My record was deleted, so now I can vote. ” Very determined, he added: “This is the most important election of our life and it is the first time that I vote. We need every American to go and vote. It is time for you to drop these ballots like if they were burning hot in your local drop box. Vote early and let them know our voices will be heard! ” Same story from boxer Mike Tyson who revealed on Twitter: “This election will be the first time I vote. I never thought I could do it because of my criminal record. I am proud to vote. finally.”

Ryan Reynolds © Instagram

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