94-Year-Old Cubs Fan Votes Democratic For The First Time Since The '40s

For Lorenz Koch, 2016 was a year of unexpected developments.
Lorenz Koch, seen here with grandson Adam McGinty, says Donald Trump is "a danger."
Lorenz Koch, seen here with grandson Adam McGinty, says Donald Trump is "a danger."

Two long streaks have come to an end for 94-year-old Lorenz Koch.

Last week, the Chicago native’s beloved Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. Then, Koch voted for a Democrat for the first time in 68 years, casting his ballot for Hillary Clinton over Republican nominee Donald Trump.

I think he’s a danger,” Koch told the New York Daily News. “I don’t think he’s a man I would like in charge of our boys. He’s too impulsive and sticks his foot in his mouth regularly.”

The last Democrat whom Koch voted for was the ultimately victorious Harry Truman in the 1948 presidential race, he told the News. 

Koch’s daughter, Marianne, 61, said her dad had given the matter some consideration.

“He said that he wanted to vote for a person who has integrity and who was a good person, and that’s why he had to vote for Hillary,” she told The Huffington Post on Tuesday.

The World War II veteran, who now lives in Walnut Creek, California, told his daughter that he snuck into a game during the Cubs’ pennant run in 1945 ― their last appearance in the World Series until this year. And now he has witnessed his Cubbies capture a championship that had eluded them for over a century. 

“It’s about time,” he told the Daily News.

Hillary Clinton and Harry Truman might have told Koch the same thing. 



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