The 2020 election will be historic no matter the outcome, and with less than two months to go until the big day, celebrities are becoming more outspoken about their voting choices. From movie stars to chart-topping singers, see which A-listers are showing support for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his history-making running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, and who is hoping to see Republican incumbents President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence continue in office for a second term.
The country rapper joined Donald Trump Jr. in his native Michigan for a campaign event there on Sept. 14 in support of President Trump’s reelection. The singer has long been a vocal supporter of Trump, having visited him in the White House and enjoyed rounds of golf together in the past.
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The Clueless actress was an early supporter of President Trump, and spoke to journalist Nicholas Ballasy in June 2016 about her reasoning, according to the New York Times.
“Why do you keep voting Democrat, and nothing changes?” she says in the clip, adding that she voted for Obama in the 2008 presidential election before switching parties. “Try something new. Especially a guy who’s not the establishment. He’s not the man, as they say it. The establishment doesn’t even like him. But he’s a Republican. He’s a conservative.”
Dash’s Twitter bio currently includes the hashtags “#MAGA” and “#WomenForTrump.”
The actress, who was fired from her own Roseanne reboot in May 2018 after she tweeted a racist statement about former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, stepped out in a Trump 2020 hat back in August 2018.
In May 2019, the actor — who is also Angelina Jolie's father — pledged his allegiance to the president and tweeted a two-part video to share why Trump has been “the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.” Voight has continued to share frequent videos on Twitter, in which he promotes Trump, the Republican party and conservative values.
The Joanie Loves Chachi star praised Trump in a 2016 interview on Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeanie. When asked about the uproar surrounding Trump’s infamous leaked Access Hollywood tape, Baio says in the clip that he likes Trump because “Trump is not a politician, he talks like a guy, and ladies out there — this is what guys talk about when you’re not around. So if you’re offended by it, grow up … This is the way the world works, it’s not a big thing.”
More recently, Baio has posted videos to his Twitter encouraging his followers to vote for Trump.
The youngest Baldwin brother (and dad to Hailey Bieber) is a longtime and staunch Trump supporter who has spoken out against his older brother Alec’s famous Saturday Night Live impersonations of the president. Stephen, a former Celebrity Apprentice contestant, acted as keynote speaker in Oct. 2019 for the second annual Trump Day Dinner, hosted by Villagers for Trump in Florida, according to Villages-News, a local paper.
The Cheers alum shared her previous voting history on Twitter on Sept. 7, noting that she has backed both Democrats and Republicans over the years, voting for Obama and then for Trump — which she plans to do again.
A number of musicians showed their support for the Democratic nominee by performing virtually at the Democratic National Convention, which kicked off on Aug. 17. Over the course of four days, Billie Eilish, John Legend, The Chicks, Common, Jennifer Hudson and more performed in support of Biden's run.
Despite marrying into the Kushner family, the supermodel and Project Runway host is endorsing Joe Biden in this year’s presidential election. Kloss, who launched Kode with Klossy in 2015 to empower and support young women looking to get involved in tech, appeared at a Biden event in early September focused on STEAM, an expanded approach to teaching science, technology, engineering, art and math.
A source close to Kloss explained: "For those who know Karlie, this event makes a lot of sense. She cares deeply about the future of women in STEAM and has always supported the candidates who stand for the issues she’s passionate about."
Kloss married investor Josh Kushner in 2018. His older brother is Jared Kushner, husband to President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump; both Jared and Ivanka are senior White House aides.
On Sept. 10, the Food Network star interviewed the former Vice President's wife Dr. Jill Biden for Cocktails and Conversation, an online fundraising event for the campaign.
"I'm not political," Garten told PEOPLE. "I think if you research you'll find I've supported political programs privately but I've never been really public about it—but sometimes you just have to do it."
"As a country, we need to pull this together. We need to stop being divisive and be positive and supportive and collaborative," she added. "[Biden] is a guy who's been in Congress for decades and has a reputation for working across the aisle, and I think that's exactly what we need right now."
The Tax Collector star stepped out with a face mask that read “BIDEN” in August.
The Law & Order: SVU star showed her support for Biden and his leadership on violence against women policy during the Democratic National Convention.
Hargitay, 56, and her Joyful Heart Foundation — founded in 2004 with an aim of transforming society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and supporting survivors’ healing — has previously partnered with Biden to combat these issues.
The Mindy Project star has been vocal about her support and enthusiasm over Sen. Kamala Harris being named as Biden’s running mate. "Was there ever more of an exciting day?" the actress wrote on Twitter after the announcement. "For our entire country of course, but especially for my Black and Indian sisters, many of us who have gone our entire lives thinking that someone who looks like us may never hold high office? We work so hard and contribute to the fabric of our lives in America, & now to see @SenKamalaHarris rise to the top like this? It’s thrilling!!"
She continued, “Thank you @JoeBiden. Let’s do this!”
After Biden announced that he had chosen California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, Twitter users were quick to bring the comedy star's Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live impersonation of Harris back into circulation.
"Oh s—, ruh-roh," Rudolph, 48, told Entertainment Weekly of her response to the news, not long after Biden announced his choice.
The comedian first endorsed Biden on "Super Tuesday" in early March, sharing a hilarious video of his “Barry O” impression. Key showed his support once again in a new campaign video about friendship in the age of social distancing and COVID-19, which saw the two playing cards and sharing a meal virtually.
After his Twitter thread aimed at President Trump went viral during the Republican National Convention, the 54-year-old comedian elaborated on his decision to speak out against Trump.
"Honestly, I feel I had no choice at this point. I think Trump is ruining and possibly has already ruined my country," he explained in a lengthy Facebook post. "… I feel a responsibility to coming generations, my children but selfishly I didn’t want to explain to my grandchildren that I didn’t fight to stop Trump. Maybe they will see that I stood up for decency, rule of law, and equality."
"Maybe by stepping out of my presumed lane I could help inspire [those who are on the fence] to do what they already know is right and consider what they are actually voting for rather than feel they had no other choice than to vote for Trump," he wrote. "Did I make a difference? I don’t know."
Stephen & Ayesha Curry
The NBA star and the cookbook author were joined by their daughters, Riley and Ryan, in a virtual segment for the DNC in which they expressed their support for Biden and discussed politics as a family.
"We want to ensure that our kids live in a nation that is safe, happy, healthy and fair," Ayesha (whose lifestyle magazine Sweet July is published by PEOPLE's parent company, Meredith Corp.) says in the video.
"And so this election—," she continues, before her husband jumps in: "We’re voting for Joe Biden."
As host of the Democratic National Convention, the Veep star shared a number of stories of why she’s voting for Joe Biden.
“A couple of years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer and I was absolutely terrified,” the actress said. “One of the first people who called me was Joe. His real warmth and kindness on that call, man, I got to say, it made me cry.”
She then joked that Biden’s opponent, incumbent Donald Trump, makes her cry for other reasons.
“Our current president has made me cry too, but it's never had anything to do with his warmth or kindness,” she said. “Joe Biden's empathy is genuine. You can feel it. That's why President Obama asked Joe to head up the Cancer Moonshot. President Obama knows what we all know, Joe Biden understands suffering and loss and sacrifice.”
The pop icon shared her support for Biden in February in a series of Tweets, calling him a “Good, Wise, Kind Man” and wishing him good luck “Today & Everyday.” She encouraged him not to “Give Up,” writing, “HES A Honest Kind Civil Man.He Has Some amends to Make,But I know him & Belive in him,Even If some ppl think he’s a Lost cause…..I believe Lost Causes are the Ones to fight for.”
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I'm thrilled that @joebiden announced that he’s running for President! I know that there is already a field of incredible democratic candidates and the 2020 election is so important we cannot lose sight of the big picture. Ultimately, I believe that the Vice President is the ideal candidate to unify our country with his experience, knowledge and track record of fighting for Americans. He has worked side by side with @barackobama to pass the Affordable Care Act, which expanded health insurance to 20 million people and protected people with pre-existing conditions. He championed marriage equality and remains at the forefront of ensuring LGBTQ rights. He has tackled climate change and pollution to protect our environment. He has earned the respect of the international community and, through his leadership, he will strengthen our relationships with our allies and stand up to meet rising global challenges. Most importantly, VP Biden has a reputation for getting things done – from implementing the most comprehensive and progressive investments in our nation’s infrastructure and clean energy industries, to writing the Violence Against Women Act, to taking on the the NRA and winning (twice!). He’s the candidate that I’m proud to support because he will do what it takes to restore the soul of this nation, rebuild the backbone of the country, and unify America.
The Olympic ice skater is a longtime supporter of Biden, having shared her enthusiasm on Instagram about his decision to enter the presidential race back in April 2019.
“I'm thrilled that @joebiden announced that he’s running for President!” she captioned a shot of herself smiling beside Biden, and going on to enumerate the reasons she is endorsing him. “Ultimately, I believe that the Vice President is the ideal candidate to unify our country with his experience, knowledge and track record of fighting for Americans. … Most importantly, VP Biden has a reputation for getting things done – from implementing the most comprehensive and progressive investments in our nation’s infrastructure and clean energy industries, to writing the Violence Against Women Act, to taking on the the NRA and winning (twice!). He’s the candidate that I’m proud to support because he will do what it takes to restore the soul of this nation, rebuild the backbone of the country, and unify America.”
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