Donald Trump didn’t just win the US election – he triumphed in turkey producing areas.
Thanksgiving was particularly sweet for some areas of Minnesota where 450 turkey farmers raise about 18 percent of all the birds sold in the United States.
Trump lost the state, which is expected to produce 44 million turkeys this year, but he won majorities in the three districts where turkeys are actually produced, Politico reports.
The 70-year-old New York native won Minnesota’s 7th congressional district where 33,861,590 turkeys were sold in 2015, plus Minnesota’s 1st and 8th congressional district.
Stuffed: This map shows how Donald Trump dominated Hillary Clinton when it came to winning the turkey-producing districts across the U.S.. Trump won 24 out of 22
Trump also won North Carolina’s 3rd, 7th, 8th and 13th congressional districts. The state is the second-biggest producer of turkeys this year, behind Minnesota.
In total the billionaire businessman won 22 turkey-producing districts in the U.S., while his rival Hillary Clinton only won two.
The Democrat was popular in California’s 16th and 21st congressional districts, in the San Joaquin Valley where Fresno County is located.
Republican Mitt Romney previously won 20 out of the 24 turkey-producing districts in 2012.
So why did two more farming areas turn to Trump four years later?
Turkey-producing areas voted massively in favor of Donald Trump in the U.S. election
Following the election results, the editor of the website DTN Progressive Farmer wrote: ‘Rural America is fed up with immigration changing the dynamics of their communities.
‘They are fed up with Obamacare, its mandates and unfulfilled promises.
‘And they liked what they saw as straight talk from Trump and his arguments that America is going to win again.’
However, neither Trump nor Clinton made agriculture or food a key campaign feature – leaving voters to assume what their policies might be.
Trump didn’t suggest he’d support organic farmers, vowed to deport illegal immigrants and does not support labeling foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Modern Farmer reported.
Meanwhile, Clinton supports GMO labeling, ‘regularly dines on Organic food’ and noted on her official platform that ‘immigrants and migrant workers play a critical role in developing and supporting America’s agricultural economy’.
US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is pictured making makes a concession speech after being defeated by Republican president-elect Donald Trump
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