Everything Past Presidential Candidates Have Done (and Eaten!) to Court Voters at the Iowa State Fair

The only thing that outnumbers fried foods at the fair? Political candidates. And here, they're willing to do all sorts of things – from befriending butter sculptures to scarfing down corn dogs – to win over admirers


The state fair has its own version of the Electoral College: the corn college, that is. Yup, in 2011, fairgoers of voting age got to 'vote' for their favorite Republican nominee using a kernel of corn.