Justin Timberlake

The 2016 Presidential Election could be one of the biggest in United States history. No matter what, the results will be historic, as the country will see either it’s first woman in Hillary Clinton be elected as President or its first-ever reality TV star turned politician in Donald Trump be elected as President.

With this election being as big as it is, many people want to publicize the fact that they exercised their right to vote. That’s how pop star Justin Timberlake is the same as the rest of us.

In Tennessee recently, Timberlake posted a photo of himself at a polling station on social media, which may have broken a law. However, even if that’s the last, the local district attorney said no investigation was underway.

“The statement released earlier today by my office regarding Justin Timberlake and an investigation was incorrect and was released without my knowledge,” Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said.

“I am out of town at a conference. No one in our office is currently investigating this matter nor will we be using our limited resources to do so,” she added.

The singer took down the selfie, but not before a couple people took screenshots of it.

The selfie reportedly went against Tennessee election law, which states (like many other states) that pictures of your ballot could be against the law. Tennessee’s laws specifically prohibit voters from recording or taking pictures or videos in a polling station.

“Get out and VOTE! #exerciseyourrighttovote,” Timberlake said in part of the photo’s caption, which he posted on Instagram to his over 37 million followers.

Timberlake said he traveled from Los Angeles to his hometown of Memphis to vote in the election.

The punishment for this could be a sentencing of up to 30 days in jail and a $50 dollar fine according to the district attorney’s office. However once again, the Shelby County DA’s office said no investigation is taking place.

About David Lauterbach

David is a writer for The Comeback. He enjoyed two Men's Basketball Final Four trips for Syracuse before graduating in 2016. If The Office or Game of Thrones is on TV, David will be watching.