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The Famously Secluded Amish Are the Target of a Republican Campaign to Drum Up Pennsylvania Votes for Trumpposted on October 17, 2019
The Washington Post’s Julie Zauzmer reports that Pennsylvania Republicans are attempting to turn out the Amish vote for Trump in 2020 in the crucial swing state. Zauzmer writes, “Amish people tend to align strongly on policy with Republicans, who share their opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage. But making voters out of the Amish, who forgo television and the Internet and believe fiercely in the separation of their religious community from government intrusion, may be a steep goal.” Republicans have tried to endear Trump to the Amish by portraying him as values-centered businessman.