Here's Why Jennifer Lawrence Changed Her Vote In 2020

With just under two weeks until the election, more and more prominent public figures are choosing to speak out about the candidate they'd like to see in the White House come January. And for Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, it's definitely not President Donald Trump.

While the Kentucky native says she voted for Republican John McCain over Democrat Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, she revealed to V Magazine this month that she will not be voting red this time around. "I'm voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this year because Donald Trump has and will continue to put himself before the safety and well-being of America. He does not represent my values as an American, and most importantly as a human being," Lawrence explains. "Voting is the foundation of our democracy and our freedom. And I would consider this upcoming election the most consequential of our lifetime."

Here's why Jennifer Lawrence won't be voting for a Republican for president

In comedian Heather McMahan's "Absolutely Not" podcast, actor Jennifer Lawrence reminisced about being "a little Republican," saying growing up in a conservative household allowed her to see "the fiscal benefits of some of the Republican policies." While she also acknowledged that the party's social policies didn't always line up with her views, the big turning point for her was the election of The Apprentice star.

"That just changed everything because, you know, this is an impeached president who's broken many laws, and has refused to condemn White supremacy, and it's just, it feels like there has been a line drawn in the sand," Lawrence says. "I don't think it's right. It just changes things for me." In fact, the outspoken actor has taken to addressing political corruption these past three years as a board member of RepresentUs, a grassroots organization dedicated to fixing broken elections and stopping political bribery (via V Magazine). "The hope is to make Americans aware of the corruption in our government, so we can vote it out," Lawrence says.