Kim Kardashian
US election 2016: Kim Kardashian to vote for Hillary Clinton. In picture: Kim Kardashian.Reuters

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has recently said she will vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming US presidential election, refuting earlier claims that she was undecided on the issue.

Although Kim is not a huge political figure, her pop-culture appeal may be just enough to convince some voters to choose the Democratic Party candidate over the Republican nominee, billionaire-turned-politician Donald Trump. This could also be a costly celebrity endorsement for Hillary, because many view Kim as someone who is just "famous for being famous." 

In a statement released on Sunday on Twitter along with the message "#STRAIGHTUP
I'M WITH HER [sic]," Kim said: "A 'quote' of mine was released yesterday causing my phone to blow up by friends, family and even both candidates' camps, so I want to explain the context in which I said I was 'on the fence' about my vote."

She added: "There was a point when I wasn't 100 percent sure I was even going to vote in this election; I didn't want to vote blindly. But I also thought about how not voting would mean that I wasn't making my voice heard, so I decided to talk to my closest friends and family who I love and trust, to have an open conversation about politics."

The Keeping up with the Kardashians star then said she talked to Caitlyn Jenner, who before a gender-change operation was her stepfather Bruce Jenner. Caitlyn told her to research the candidates, "and so that's what I did," said Kim.

And she also reached a conclusion. She said: "I found that without a doubt, I stand with Hillary. I'm with her. I believe Hillary will best represent our country and is the most qualified for the job. This year, I'm not just voting for myself, but also for my children, and I took that into careful consideration when I made my decision."

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