Via The Record Herald
“Plain voters” in Ohio have been the focus of an advertisement campaign in Amish country.
Full color billboards feature a picture of a traditional Amish buggy and text that says, “Vote Trump Register by Oct. 11.”
The advertisements are funded by the Amish PAC, a political action committee working to register Amish and Mennonite voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania’s Amish country.
Donald Trump was back in Ohio Monday night for a rally in Akron. His supporters have been trying to get out the vote around the state, including with the Amish. Ohio has about 70,000 Amish residents, and it's estimated that about a quarter of them are registered to vote.
Via Fox Business
As presidential campaigns become more expensive each year, the cost of advertising also increases. Numerous media reports show Hillary Clinton’s campaign is investing heavily in television advertisements, while Trump relies more on social media and television interviews.
But as the cost of TV advertising grows and the candidates are competing with the Rio Olympics for television space, the candidates are turning more to out of home (OOH) advertising.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a pocket of supporters in the unlikely area of Pennsylvania’s Amish country.
The Amish, a group of people who embrace a traditionalist lifestyle largely segregated from the rest of society, have voiced their support for the billionaire businessman, despite many of his personal choices being starkly at odds with Amish beliefs.
Via CBC News
On the outskirts of a town called Intercourse, Pa., an entire community of people has survived this election season with the chastity of its eardrums never once penetrated by the sound of Donald Trump's voice.
Many Amish have never heard him speak. They've read newspaper articles about him, learned about him through word-of-mouth, but have never had the full sensory experience because their traditionalist faith forbids television, radio and the web.
Donald Trump is really thirsty for those swing state votes. So thirsty, in fact, some of his supporters have started a Super PAC dedicated to getting the Amish in Pennsylvania and Ohio to vote for the GOP candidate.
Of course, since the PAC can't use new media like social media and the internet to reach these voters, they are using old-fashioned tactics: billboards and newspaper ads.
Via Yahoo News
With more than 70,000 Amish people in Pennsylvania, and about half that number in Lancaster County, a horse and buggy trotting slowly down the side of the road hardly warrants a second look.
But a horse and buggy with an “I voted” sticker on the back raises eyebrows. Especially if the image is on a billboard paid for by Amish PAC, a political action committee intent on electing Donald Trump to the White House.
That’s right — there’s an Amish PAC, and it’s backing Trump.