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(WASHINGTON) — The National Turkey Federation is allowing the Internet to vote to decide which of two turkeys President Obama will pardon in an annual Thanksgiving tradition.

Meet “Honest”. He’s 22 inches tall and loves Country music #TurkeyPardon2015 pic.twitter.com/guZ2q2MQPt

— NatlTurkeyFederation (@TurkeyGal) November 24, 2015

Meet “Abe” He has a wingspan of 6 feet and has a macho man strut style #TurkeyPardon2015 pic.twitter.com/zdw0qZGDYe

— NatlTurkeyFederation (@TurkeyGal) November 24, 2015

Obama will announce the name of the turkey he will pardon on Wednesday, but until he does, fans can vote for either “Honest” or “Abe.” The National Turkey Federation took to Twitter to introduce each of the candidates, showing off not just their stats, but their personalities.

Each turkey likes to listen to country music, according to the NTF. Honest is the slightly larger bird.

The NTF has a Twitter poll going, with more than 3,000 votes as of Wednesday morning.

Vote for the National Thanksgiving Turkey that President Obama will
announce tomorrow. #TurkeyPardon2015

— NatlTurkeyFederation (@TurkeyGal) November 24, 2015

In reality, neither turkey is killed, both turkeys up for consideration for the presidential pardon live out their days on a Virginia farm.

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