Yesterday’s presidential election was an opportunity for a variety of celebrities to make their political opinions known on social media platforms.
Among the big-name supporters of President Obama who tweeted their support — and eventually, their satisfaction at the outcome — included Cher, Paul McCartney, Fran Drescher, Pamela Anderson, Eve Longoria, Snoop Dog and Katy Perry, the Examiner noted.
- “THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION OF OUR LIVES! IF YOU WANT BUSH ON STEROIDS VOTE FOR romney – Cher
- We invested 4 years in Obama, don’t bail now when Obama can really bust out. 1 more term! Pres Obama played a bad hand well! Kudos 2 Obama Vote – Fran Drescher
- Paul McCartney sends his support to @BarackObama @TheDemocrats – Paul McCartney
Meanwhile, Mitt Romney’s supporters tweeted growing unease and finally sadness as the election returns showed their candidate falling short in both the Electoral College and popular vote tallies.
- Go ahead. Keep screaming it! Rt @Kaore SCOTT BAIO IS A REPUBLICAN???!!!! – Scott Baio
- Uh-oh. Not looking good for #RomneyRyan. #NotAgain — Patricia Heaton
Other celebrities, including Lenny Kravitz, Neil Patrick Harris, P. Diddy, Faith Hill and David Arquette, took to Twitter to encourage people to get out an vote.
- Please please vote tomorrow. And spend some time educating yourself to make informed choices. It’s your civic duty. Heee. I said duty. – Neil Patrick Harris
- #repost Happy Election Day people! Let your voices be heard! Get up and #VOTE ! #forward – iamdiddy
- They call it Election Day … I call it #VoteDay … It’s Critical that we all participate !!!! Go Vote !!! –MC Hammer
- Please vote today – David Arquette
Even 1960s icon Bob Dylan took to Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) to hail President Obama’s reelection. The update marked the legendary singer-songwriter’s first personal status update to his Facebook page, Spin noted.
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