There was one group that put Donald Trump into the winner’s column and sealed the deal for the Republican candidate: the Amish community.
The religious sect’s pledge of support for Trump was discussed in the month’s leading up to his stunning victory Wednesday morning by such groups as The Associated Press and Politico, but was largely ignored by most.
And it was especially ignored by the Democratic Party to its own peril.
When the informal governing body for the Amish community, the American Amish Brotherhood, met this year in Columbus, Ohio, more than three million of the sect’s estimated 20 million adherents showed up. And the word went out: Vote for the Republican nominee.
The group’s reasoning was simple: The erosion of American values through the decay of the Democratic Party.