Business is booming for Ollie the Trolley after Warren Buffett's shout-out
5:05 PM, Aug 2, 2016
6:38 PM, Aug 2, 2016
OMAHA, Ne - The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett wants voters in the 2nd Congressional District to show up on Election Day.
Recently the billionaire launched the website Drive2Vote.org. It not only helps people learn how to register to vote, but helps them find transportation to the polls.
In a website video Buffett vowed to personally chauffeur ten voters to the polls. But on Monday, at Hillary Clinton’s Omaha Rally he took it a step further.
“I will reserve Ollie the Trolley for November 8th,” said Warren Buffett.
“We’ve had an uptick in sales and reservations, that’s for sure,” said Ollie the Trolley owner, George Davis.
George Davis says the shout-out by Buffett has his small business booming.
“We're already had about twenty or so bookings today and only half the day is gone,” said Davis.
Davis says Buffett booked a 32-seater for 12 hours on November 8th.
“It's not just for democrats, but for republicans as well and independents, anyone who wants to go to the polls. You tell us where you want us to be and we'll be there. We'll bring the group, we'll go to the polls, you'll vote and we'll bring you back. It’s an easy day,” said Davis.
Buffett vows to be along for the ride.
“I'm going to be on it all day. I’m going to do selfies and whatever it takes,” said Buffett.
“It was just the right thing to say and to say to North Omaha,” said Preston Love Jr.
Community activist Preston Love Jr. has been driving people to the polls for years and is behind the Black Votes Matter movement. He says Buffett’s star power could be the push this city needs to get more people to the polls.
“I think it’s nothing but a win, win situation,” said Love Jr.