Group pushes Amish to vote for Trump

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LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – Ben King is aware the presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could come down to just a few thousand votes.

“There’s very reliable polls showing it’s going to be a very close race here in Pennsylvania,” he told ABC27 News.

King hopes a group with which he’s very familiar supplies an added push for Trump. He’s part of the new Amish Political Action Committee.

“We believe he is going to be really good for small business,” King said of Trump. “That’s definitely a big thing.”

King grew up Amish and is now a business owner. He realizes the Trump the Amish know isn’t the bombastic politician seen attacking candidates on television.

King told ABC27 News they plan to focus advertising on billboards and in Amish newspapers.

“(It’s) just like Facebook is for us,” King said of “Die Botschaft,” an Amish newspaper.

King said the presidential election is a big talker in the Amish community. He told ABC27 News that it’s his mission to get those votes from the group he knows so well.

“For the most part, they are very common sense people,” King said about the Amish. “They are going to realize on the things we have in common, given the two choices, it’s definitely going to be Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.”

In 2004, President George W. Bush ran a similar campaign to get Amish to the polls. Some believe it was those votes that helped him win reelection in an extremely close race.Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download the ABC27 News App and the ABC27 Weather App for your phone and tablet.

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