Billie Eilish urges the people of Texas to get out and vote to help the Democrats win the Lone Star State for the first time in 44 years.
The “Bad Guy” singer recorded a video for Senator MJ Hegar, stressing that the outcome in Texas could determine the future of the country.
The polls currently show a tightening race in Texas, which has voted Republican in every presidential election since 1980, with only a few days left until election day on November 3.
“Hello, Texas, the presidential race is really close, and so is the race in the U.S. Senate with MJ Hagar and a really close fight,” says the 18-year-old in the short video.
“So the early voting ends on Friday and election day is next Tuesday. So if everyone has their say, we can win. So make a plan. If you’ve already voted, get your friends out there and vote. If you need help, you can go to the polls, save America dot com where you can type in your address and see what’s on your ballot.
Texas â @billieeilish has an important message for you about our future. https://t.co/oqoIpO4pQ7 pic.twitter.com/h3RhZ9kFeO
– MJ Hegar (@mjhegar) October 29, 2020
Eilish ended her note with a strong warning about the importance of making the Texas vote count.
“What happens in Texas could determine the future of our country,” she warned, “so we are counting on you. Remember that you have the power, but only if you use it. Please vote.”
On Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted, “Way ahead in Texas,” although polls show his lead is narrowing as he attempts to win the state over Republicans for the 11th time in a row.
Cook’s political report this week reported that the race in the state has shifted from a “slim Republican” to a “toss up”.
RMG Research conducted a poll on Tuesday and Wednesday, which Trump ranked four points ahead of his Democratic rival Joe Biden with 50 to 46 points, according to Real Clear Politics. A survey with a larger sample from Survey Monkey, conducted October 1-28, also gave Trump a four-point lead over Biden, 51 to 47.
Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris will travel to Texas on Friday to benefit from the narrowing polls.
A document leaked this week revealed that Eilish was among a number of celebrities and musicians who were prevented by the Trump administration from campaigning on the coronavirus.
The Washington Post reports that Jennifer Lopez, Judd Apatow and George Lopez were also among the celebrities listed in the files.