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US bakery whose cookies predicted the last three elections forecasts Trump win
November 4, 2020
A bakery whose cookies predicted the outcome of the last three elections has now forecasted Donald Trump's win.
The Lochel’s Bakery cookie poll has correctly predicted the results of the last three races, and according to the survey, the Republican leader may just be set for a second term.
As of Tuesday the Pennsylvania based bakery sold 31,804 "Trump 2020" red and white cookies, compared to just 5,750 blue and white cookies representing Joe Biden.
The final tally was announced on Facebook Live.
Owner Kathleen Lochel and her husband decided to announce the final count on the social media platform after voting.
Before the much-awaited reveal, Ms Lochel said: “I can tell you that both candidates have climbed significantly since Sunday night—significantly."
“Even more so than my husband or I ever would have called,” she added.
The winner was announced with a final tally of 37, 554 cookies sold overall.
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In a Facebook post, Ms Lochel also wrote: "The biggest victory for us is the support we got. No matter who wins, it opened our visions, it kept us busy and gave us hope that even during a pandemic we could pull this off. Thank you all!"
On October 16, the current President's son, Eric Trump made a surprise visit to the bakery which promoted sales of the red and white cookies.
Fans of the poll commented on Facebook to show their support.
Vicky Coyle said: "Your bakery is the winner. Thanks for giving us a positive election season. Your drive, enthusiasm, & can do attitude is an example for everyone."
Another Facebook user said: "You brought so much joy to our family during this time of uncertainty. We appreciate you and your business and your positive outlook."
Donald Trump faces off with Joe Biden in today's US election, both Republican and Democrat candidates need to win enough votes from the electoral college to be named winner of the Presidential race.
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