Rock The Vote is an original series, where I make an educated and researched guess on who certain celebrities are voting for Nov. 3, 2020.
On Day 3, I bring you another white male’s voting habits to speculate on. Country musician Blake Shelton was born and raised in Oklahoma. He has been married twice and is currently dating singer and fellow Voice coach Gwen Stefani.
In July 2016, Billboard published an interview with Shelton, where he told the magazine he wasn’t going to have a political conversation.
“I’m not going to have the political conversation with you about Trump, or about Hillary Clinton,” he told Billboard, “but I will tell you this: Whether you love him or hate him, he says what he thinks, and he has proven that you don’t always have to be so afraid. A lot of people are pulling for him, no matter how much Hollywood fights it. I see people who don’t like him go and beat up people that do like him. You tell me, who’s crazy here?
“I probably wish there was another option, but there’s not.”
After that interview was published, actress Debra Messing inserted herself into the conversation and tweeted Stefani to talk to him. Shelton responded and said he didn’t endorse anyone. Messing apologized.
In 2017, Shelton was seen at his own restaurant in Oklahoma while Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was also there. The two took a photo together. Afterward, Shelton tweeted that they did not know each other and reminded everyone that he does not do politics.
Stefani does do politics, however. In 2012, she hosted a fundraiser for the Obamas. In 2019, Stefani posted a weird tweet implying she could testify against Trump.
Several gossips sites have reported Shelton and Stefani can’t agree on politics and that’s even what’s stopping them from getting married. However, no reports seem to come from a source I trust.
Shelton did not post on Instagram on Election Day 2016. Neither did Stefani.
In August of this year, Shelton tweeted about CDC’s report that 6 percent of pandemic deaths were caused by COVID.
“I’m not even sure which side(politically) this would land on,” Shelton tweeted. “But am I the only person who sees the new CDC update as some actual good news? Just that. Not left or right… Just updated info that’s better than we thought. I mean does everything have to be a fight these days?”
His followers lashed out because conspiracy theorists used that 6 percent to peddle their beliefs that the virus wasn’t as deadly as the media reported. The CDC report meant 94 percent of people who died from COVID had other illnesses or conditions.
I don’t believe Shelton is voting for Trump. I believe he is either voting for Biden or not at all. I have no real evidence to back up this claim as you can see, but we also don’t have any evidence to suggest he’s voting for Trump besides the fact he’s a white cis male.