So what the fans are saying is if Beyoncé came out earlier Beto would have won in the state of Texas?Fans blame Beyoncé for Beto O’Rourke’s loss to Ted Cruz
She was a Bey late and a dollar short.
The Houston-born songstress urged her fans to get out and vote for O’Rourke, posting photos on Instagram of herself dressed in all black and wearing a matching “Beto for Senate” cap.
“We can’t voice our frustrations and complain about what’s wrong without voting and exercising our power to make it right,” she wrote to her 119 million followers. “We need you.”
But many were quick to point out that the pop queen’s effort was too little, too late.
“You have such a huge, influential voice and you wait until Election Day to post this?!” one flummoxed fan wrote. “Beto needed you sooner. Maybe you could’ve actually made a difference.”
“Lol these posts a week ago could have made the difference in young voters,” someone else noted.
O’Rourke was eventually beaten by Republican incumbent Cruz in the closely watched race. Cruz captured 50.9 percent of the vote compared to O’Rourke’s 48.3 percent.
Meanwhile, one of pop star Taylor Swift’s two Tennessee endorsements also fell flat.
The “Shake it Off” singer’s pick for Senate, Democrat Phil Bredesen, lost to Trump-backed Republican Marsha Blackburn by 5.4 points in the hotly-watched, open-seat race.
Swift’s pick for the House, incumbent Democrat Jim Cooper, did however, manage to handily fend off his challenger from the right Jody Ball.
And it looks like Oprah’s support for Georgia gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams couldn’t make the difference. Abrams trails Republican Brian Kemp by 1.6 points, as a possible runoff looms over the too-close-to-call race.
Meanwhile, newly elected Republican House Rep. Dan Crenshaw used his platform on election night to take a shot at “Saturday Night Live” comedian Pete Davidson, who mocked injured Navy veteran Crenshaw’s eye patch on the sketch-comedy show Saturday.
“SEALs don’t get offended,” the Texas pol told KRIV-TV. “That’s just not what we do. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t offensive, but let’s stop demanding apologies and firings of people. Let’s just … demand that comedy actually be funny, but let’s be good people.”
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