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The White House Wants You To Choose Which Turkey To Pardon

Are you #TeamCaramel or #TeamPopcorn? Let the 2013 Turkey Hunger Games begin.

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That turkey gets to spend the rest of its life roaming free on a farm, while its feathered brethren...uhh...usually die.

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This is Cobbler, the turkey whom President Obama pardoned in 2012. As of 2013, 23 turkeys have been pardoned, and President Obama is preparing to save one more.

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Here's the 2012 pardoning ceremony.

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"Are you #TeamCaramel or #TeamPopcorn?" the White House asks.

#TeamPopcorn or #TeamCaramel? Learn more & cast your ballot for this year’s National Thanksgiving Turkey: http://t.co/4XK5ybSWCj #TheGobble

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@WhiteHouse

#TeamPopcorn or #TeamCaramel? Learn more & cast your ballot for this year’s National Thanksgiving Turkey: http://t.co/4XK5ybSWCj #TheGobble

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He's also a "soybean connoisseur."

RT if you’re on #TeamCaramel: 1. Clear voice 2. Soybean connoisseur 3. One of @LadyGaga’s little monsters #TheGobble

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@WhiteHouse

RT if you’re on #TeamCaramel:

1. Clear voice

2. Soybean connoisseur

3. One of @LadyGaga’s little monsters

#TheGobble

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Popcorn also "struts proudly."

RT if you’re on #TeamPopcorn: 1. Eats corn 2. Struts proudly 3. Sings “Halo” by @Beyonce #TheGobble

The White House

@WhiteHouse

RT if you’re on #TeamPopcorn:

1. Eats corn

2. Struts proudly

3. Sings “Halo” by @Beyonce

#TheGobble

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Popcorn is winning the race, according to The White House Facebook page.

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BuzzFeed reached out to White House officials who said they did not know if the turkey who lost the vote would be killed.

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But M. Scott Mahaskey of Politico says that POTUS will pardon both, but only one publicly.

Under wraps: POTUS will pardon both, but only one meets Obama tomorrow. #Caramel #Popcorn

M. Scott Mahaskey

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Under wraps: POTUS will pardon both, but only one meets Obama tomorrow. #Caramel #Popcorn

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And the White House updated its website to include the line: "Both turkeys will be pardoned, but only the American people will decide which bird takes the title."

Contact Ali Vingiano at alison.vingiano@buzzfeed.com.

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