At this past Sundays (Oct. 26) Trick or Treat Festival in Costa Mesa, California, pro pumpkin carver Farmer Mike Valladao carved John McCains and Barack Obamas faces onto 400-pound pumpkins.
Spectators were then asked to participate in a mock election, where they voted for their favorite presidential pumpkin.
Valladao says the pumpkin ballots have correctly predicted the outcome of the real election in past years.
This year, Orange County residents elected Obama as their favorite pumpkin prez in a landslide victory, which Valladao says proves he will win the White House on Election Day (Nov. 4).
He says, Its surprising since Orange County is very Republican. It wasnt even close. This is definitely a good indication of things to come. Well see on Election Day if its right.
Voters responses as to why they chose Obama varied, with some saying his face looked better on the pumpkin and others saying hes their favorite candidate, with or without the pumpkin.
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