Why Are People Wearing Red Nail Polish For Election Day? OPI’s Madam President Is Perfect For Voting
Want to show your support for the woman who could potentially be our first female president as you cast your ballot today? Make OPI's Madam President nail polish your go-to election day mani. This election season has given us a lot of ways to say "I'm with her," from sporting slogan T-shirts to drinking out of "Nasty Woman" coffee mugs. While catchlines get your message across loud and clear, don't underestimate the power of color. Women have been wearing white to the polls to symbolize the suffragettes that fought for our right to vote in the 1900s, and now a pop of red on your nails can get that same point across.
"OPI's deep red shade, dubbed 'Madam President', is the perfect way to endorse Clinton at the polls without breaking any laws," Teen Vogue reported. If you're unfamiliar with the legal side of election day endorsements, it's called electioneering: In most states, it's against the law to show up rocking buttons, pins, T-shirts or any item of clothing that shows who you're voting for, so this subtle red can help you show your support for Clinton.
According to Harper's Bazaar, the nail polish isn't new, but people are latching onto these political manicures as a way to add some fun to the stressful election cycle. "It's from the nail brand's Washington D.C.-themed collection earlier this year," Harpers Bazaar reported.
Madam President, $10, opi.com
If you're voting for Clinton, this is a great way to subtly show your support as you're waiting in line. Twitter is loving the shade, too.
While you might want to bite your nails thinking about what the outcome of today might bring, spending a minute painting your nails red can help soothe those nerves.
Or rocking the shade can give you a boost in pride for casting your vote for the first female president.
When playing the "woman card" is a point of pride.
Let's just hope it doesn't come to that.
While you can totally wear your "Nasty Woman" T-shirt underneath your jacket as tribute and no one would be the wiser, this polish is a gorgeously subtle way to show that you're with her.
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