Amish Rake Fight

After reading about Bush’s play for the Amish vote here, I’m left wondering what the historical Amish vote trendlines look like.

There aren’t a whole lot of Amish political blogs out there, though I’m left pondering what Amish use

If I had to, I’d look up the specific counties of Pennsylvania and Ohio where the Amish congregate, to try to detect if there’s a blue or red streak in what’d surely be Republican (rural) counties. Otherwise, here’s Ralph W. Loew getting out the Amish vote for a local hospital during the Great Depression-era.

It looks definite that the population of the Amish who vote for national office are significantly lower than the overall population. Other than that, who knows?

One Response to “Amish Rake Fight”

  1. Jeff Says:

    The host of the Seattle public access show, “Courtney Love Murdered Kurt Cobain” (or something to that effect) ran for City Council a few years ago. A friend of mine ran into him at an underground club. He told her he was at the bar to campaign. He was reaching out to the goth vote, he said — a voting block that he felt was being neglected by the other candidates.

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