Via PJ Media
Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Ohio on Wednesday to support Ohio's Republican candidates, making a stop in Mansfield to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine, Senate candidate Jim Renacci, and Congressmen Bob Gibbs and Troy Balderson. Along the way, the vice president carved out time to meet with the Amish community, many of whom attended the rally in Mansfield.
Via The Economist
The Amish are members of a devoutly religious community with Swiss-German roots who rely on themselves. They do not pay Social Security taxes and lack health insurance. When somebody falls badly ill, the community chips in to pay for care. “They are the original Tea Party,” says Donald Kraybill of Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania.
Via The Record-Herald
The co-founder of the country’s first ever Republican Amish super Political Action Committee said there was a strong turn-out of Amish and Mennonite voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania for the presidential election and the organization is already looking ahead to the Ohio Senate race in 2018.
'The Amish aren't different from the rest of the country:' PAC's co-founder says hoping to draw out the group's vote
Via CBS Philly
LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — An unusual get-out-the-vote effort is under way in Pennsylvania today, and, it’s going on just outside Philadelphia.
Hundreds of volunteers from the Amish PAC are fanning out across Lancaster County, driving to farms and encouraging a population that shuns technology and the outside world to come out to the polls.
Via Fox News
The Amish could be trading their buggies for rides in cars Tuesday, as a political action committee is seeking drivers to get them to the polls.
A pro-Trump political action committee has been trying to mobilize the reclusive group for the election, and in a battleground state like Pennsylvania, they could form a legitimate voting bloc. Amish PAC is hoping some of the state's 69,000 adherents will cast ballots - if they can get to the polls.
Via NPR Marketplace
A super PAC with an allegiance to Donald Trump has been courting Pennsylvania's Amish community.
The Amish, who embrace simple living and reject modern conveniences, have historically been supportive of Republicans. But Trump isn't a conventional Republican nominee, said the Economist Magazine's Rosemarie Ward.