The US election is always on a Tuesday because of farmers, but is either candidate the farmers' choice?
It’s a little known fact but it is due to farmers that the US election takes place on a Tuesday.
In 1845, it was decided by US lawmakers that a common day for voting for president should be settled on across the US.
At that time America had largely a farming based economy and the logistics of allowing farmers and rural people vote was key in the decision-making process.
Farmers would have to travel to the nearest major town by horse and cart to cast their ballot. It was a trip that could take a whole day in some places.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday were considered days of worship, while Wednesday was traditionally market day.
Folks would leave the farm on a Monday and travel through the day, arriving in time to cast their ballot on Tuesday before heading back to sell their fruit and vegetables on Wednesday.
But do the presidential candidates of today care as as much about the farming community and has either the support of farmers?
It’s fair to say that for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump agriculture and farming are certainly not top priorities if both candidates' campaigns are anything to go by.