Via WUSA 9
LANCASTER, Pa. (WUSA9) -- A brand new political action committee aiming to elect Donald Trump is turning to an unlikely group for what may be critical votes: the Amish.
Just when we thought this presidential race couldn’t possibly get more interesting, it just did. The Amish don’t watch television and they don’t follow Twitter, but the new Amish PAC is hoping to churn up some Trump votes.
Via NBC News
In this modern era of micro-targeting, where every vote in a swing state is coveted by both major political parties, conservative allies of the Trump campaign are investing in an outside-the-box strategy to court a historically unenthusiastic portion of the electorate — the Amish.
Via Talking Points Memo
The Amish vote doesn’t usually get a lot of play in presidential elections, but a new super PAC hopes to change that.
Amish PAC, founded by a handful of Trump allies tied to Ben Carson and Newt Gingrich, hopes to tip the scales in the swing states of Pennsylvania and Ohio by bringing voters from the traditional, rural communities into the GOP’s fold, according to a Sunday Politico report.
Donald Trump allies court the Amish vote, encourage humble faithful to vote for egotistical billionaire
Via The Week
The Amish are a unique Christian community known for their radical forgiveness, pacifism, and eschewal of worldly goods. Donald Trump believes he needs no forgiveness from God, advocates bombing women and children, and lives in a penthouse that is entirely covered in gold.
But Trump allies with ties to Ben Carson and Newt Gingrich think it's a political match made in heaven. In fact, they've formed an Amish PAC in an attempt to persuade the 70,000 Amish people in Pennsylvania and Ohio, both swing states, to turn out for Trump this November.
The Amish don’t read Donald Trump’s tweets and can’t watch his television appearances, and voting is practically against their religion.
But that’s not stopping a group of Trump allies with ties to Ben Carson and Newt Gingrich from mounting a campaign to turn them out anyway.
After winning re-election in 2004, George W. Bush took a trip to Amish Country. He hadn't come for a handmade quilt commemorating his second term, or a sampler of fresh preserves to keep onboard Air Force One. This was business.
Specifically, Bush had come to thank Lancaster County Republican organizers who had worked on his behalf to secure strong turnout among local Amish voters that Nov. 2.