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.
Via Lancaster Newspaper
A political-action committee started by party insiders with ties to Newt Gingrich and Ben Carson has put up its first pro-Donald Trump billboard in Lancaster County. It's along Route 272 in Akron.
Amish PAC, whose mission is to get Plain voters to the polls to vote for the billionaire real-estate developer in November, will also be placing pro-Trump ads in local newspapers in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
The question is, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? And the Amish Political Action Committee has made their choice with a new billboard.
The Amish PAC has come out in support of Trump, the Republican nominee for president. The billboard -- which reads "Hard Working, Pro-Life, Family Dedicated... Just Like You" -- has been installed around Lancaster.
Via The Reading Eagle
Pennsylvania could help decide whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton moves into the White House.
And a handful of Trump allies tied to Ben Carson and Newt Gingrich are hoping to tip the scales in the swing states by persuading members of the Plain community to go to the voting booth on Election Day.
The leaders of this new effort are raising money through a political action committee, Amish PAC, to help spread the word.
A Super PAC with ties to Donald Trump has launched a print ad campaign targeting Amish voters in places like Pennsylvania, where the mobilization of conservative balloters could make a difference in a close race come November.
The ad, featuring a large photo of Trump in his office, emphasizes Trump's lack of political experience as an asset, his work ethic, his success as a businessman — a fact likely to resonate with the Amish, many of whom own and operate their own — and his family ties and his willingness to appoint a conservative supreme court justice able to defend pro-life principles.
Via The Lancaster Newspaper
The uphill battle to get the Plain community to vote for Donald Trump has been kicked off by a group of Republicans who believe the small group of potential voters is critical for the billionaire's election victory.
Amish PAC, a political-action committee started by party insiders with ties to Newt Gingrich and Ben Carson, has launched pro-Trump advertisements in two Plain community newspapers.