Trump triumphs in bobblehead night over Clinton

Posted at 10:45 PM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 09:33:27-04

There were long voting lines Thursday night in Fort Myers, but these people weren't in line at election polling places. Instead, they went to see the Fort Myers Miracle.

"This is unbelievable, I can't believe, because normally there is nobody here when we get here," said Frank Lawrence, a Miracle season ticket holder.

Fans got to pick only one bobblehead: either a Hillary Clinton bobblehead or one of Donald Trump.

"Of course for the bobbleheads. We are going to pick up Donald Trump and you know kind of a divided house, my wife is going to pick up Hillary," said a father who took his son to his first ever ball game.

Fans felt that a baseball game is the perfect place to play politics.

"It's America, baseball, apple pie, it's what it's all about.  We are here to support who we think is going to win," said Tim Barrington, who made the trip up from Naples.

The first candidate that reached five hundred was declared the winner. The company which makes the bobble heads put on this event all over the country. It's accurately predicted which candidate ends up winning Florida in the past three elections.

"We were here for Obama in 2008 and we got him in office, we figured we'd come down in 2016 to get Hillary in office,"said Phil Meyers.

Donald Trump's bobblehead came out on top in all ballparks this cycle, including Thursday night at Hammond Stadium.

59.9% of Miracle fans (500) opted for the Trump bobblehead, while 28.9% (241) picked the Hillary Clinton one.  11.2% (94) opted for  "other" and received a Stan or Haney bobblehead.