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Political Celebrities Show Support Pre and Post-Election

Yasamin Azarakhsh |
November 8, 2012 | 8:19 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter


President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama


President Barack Obama can get comfortable in the White House again and celebrities can’t hide their excitement. 

Before the stressful election night, Obama hit the campaign hard bringing star-power as his not-so-secret weapon. Bruce Springsteen took a ride on Air Force One to perform at rallies in Iowa, Ohio and Wisconsin. In the battleground state of Ohio, Jay-Z performed “99 Problems,” changing the refrain to “I got 99 problems but Mitt ain’t one”.

The legendary Stevie Wonder also helped President Obama battle it out in Ohio on Sunday by performing “Signed, Sealed and Delivered” for the attendees of the Cincinnati rally. Even Katy Perry performed on Saturday in Milwaukee for Obama supporters.

For those who didn’t get to attend the rallies, the out-spoken celebs didn’t fail to voice their opinions about their favorite candidates. The twitter-sphere was blowing up with final vote reminders. 


NICKI MINAJ: Beyond proud of your passion to let your voice be heard. Happy Election Day

JENNIFER LOPEZ: If you are an American, today is the day to make your voice heard! Find your polling place and vote today!

FERGIE: I have made my choice. My hope is 4 President @BarackObama 2 get reelected & get more time 2 turn this country around.

TORI SPELLING: We all have a voice. Today we get to use. It's our children's future. Be a part of building it #election2012

EVA LONGORIA: Here we go America!!! Election Day is finally here! Vote! Vote! Vote!

STEPHEN COLBERT: Rock the Vote! Or if you're middle-aged with a sentimental side, Easy Listen the Vote!

FRANK OCEAN: Vote for Obama.

PAULA ABDUL: First thing that came to my mind this morning was a 4 letter word: #vote :)) Happy Election Day! xoxoP #Election2012

ELIZABETH BANKS: Me and @oliviawilde are voting for @BarackObama TOMORROW


The tweets didn’t stop after the election results came in Tuesday night naming Obama the winner against Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Celebrity supporters took to the web to express their excitement about the next four years, and in Donald Trump’s case, his severe disappointment in democracy.


DIDDY: "It feels even better the secoond time around!!!!"


ELIZABETH BANKS: "Wow, great day! Open the champers! Whoo hoo - let's make sure we win the popular vote too - congrats @BarackObama !!"

JESSICA ALBA‏: Woohoo! Congrats President @BarackObama & 2 all the Americans who made their voices known & heard! I love our great country & our Democracy!


OLIVIA WILDE: AMERICA! You have spoken! Women! You have been heard! Young people! You proved them wrong! Tireless Obama volunteers! I THANK YOU!

KELLY OSBOURNE: Thank God #Obama2012 Obama has victoriously won I feel Safer now there hopefully wont be a world war III & gays can finally get married! #victory

RIHANNA: Put one in da air for the Prez!!!! Our dear Obama!

NICOLE RICHIE: We did it America!!!!! #OBAMA

OLIVIA MUNN: Four More Years!!!! @BarackObama is our 43rd AND 44th PRESIDENT!!!!

BEYONCE: "Take That Mitches"

LADY GAGA: "I JUST GOT OFF STAGE IN COLUMBIA!! CONGRATULATIONS MR. PRESIDENT @BarackObama! We are so proud to be American tonight! YES!!! YES! YES!! We just couldn't be happier my goodness, the joy when freedom prevails."

DONALD TRUMP: "Our nation is a once great nation divided!...The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy...Hopefully the House of Representatives can hold our country together for four more years...stay strong and never give up!...This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!"


President Obama, Beyonce and Jay-Z are friends (Photo Credit - Pinterest)
President Obama, Beyonce and Jay-Z are friends (Photo Credit - Pinterest)
On the day of the election, Beyoncé, easily one of President Obama’s biggest celebrity fans, posted a handwritten letter to the president on her personal website pledging her support for him and the future. In other politically charged diva news, Mariah Carey released the studio version of “Bring it Home” Wednesday in honor of Obama’s re-election. Carey wrote the song for the president himself and previously performed it live at a fundraiser.




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