At approximately 4pm central time on Nov. 6—just a few hours before polls were scheduled to close—Beyoncé posted on Instagram in support of Beto O’Rourke, the Democrat candidate with a chance of unseating incumbent Ted Cruz as the junior senator for the pop star’s native state of Texas.
Not one to turn up in just an “I voted” sticker today like the rest of us, Beyoncé shared three posts of herself in a cropped black sweatshirt, glossy red nails, and a “Beto for Senate” baseball cap.
It’s unclear why the pop star waited until election day to share her support of O’Rourke. In 2016, Beyoncé endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, and she headlined a concert to support Clinton four days before the election. In 2013, she sang at Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony. She didn’t include her presumed endorsement of O’Rourke in today’s photo caption, keeping the text focused on the right to vote more generally:
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