2020: Biden Endorsements

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You know that endorsements for either Trump or Biden will be coming so I've started this thread for the individuals / groups / newspapers / unions, etc. who have publicly stated that they are endorsing Biden for President.

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New York Times - Top Republican National Security Officials Say They Will Vote for Biden
Four years after 50 of the nation’s most senior Republican national security officials warned that Donald J. Trump “would be the most reckless president in American history,” they are back with a new letter, declaring his presidency worse than they had imagined and urging voters to support former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

The new letter, released just hours before Mr. Biden formally accepts the nomination, lays out a 10-point indictment of Mr. Trump’s actions, accusing him of undermining the rule of law, aligning himself with dictators and engaging “in corrupt behavior that renders him unfit to serve as president.”

They also accused him of “spreading misinformation” and “undermining public health experts,” making him “unfit to lead during a national crisis.”

“When we wrote in 2016, we were warning against a vote for Donald Trump, but many of the signatories were not ready to embrace his opponent,” Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, noted John Bellinger, a former legal adviser at the State Department and National Security Council who was among the authors of the past and current letters. “This is different: Each of the signatories has said he or she will vote for Biden. Signatories are now even more concerned about Trump, and have fewer concerns about Biden.”
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https://twitter.com/JonathanLanday/stat ... 7280330760
Over 70 former Republican national security officials including ex-CIA and FBI chiefs will endorse Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday while launching a scathing indictment of President Donald Trump.
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Cross-posting
Raw Story: Two dozen former Republican lawmakers come out against Trump on first day of GOP convention

Two dozen former Republican lawmakers on Monday came out to endorse Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on the first day of the 2020 Republican National Convention.

Fox News reports that the list of former GOP lawmakers is headlined by Jeff Flake, the former Arizona senator who frequently clashed with the president before retiring in 2018.

The other Republicans endorsing Biden are former Sens. John Warner of Virginia, Gordon Humphrey of New Hampshire, and former Reps. Steve Bartlett of Texas, Bill Clinger of Pennsylvania, Tom Coleman of Missouri, Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, Charles Djou of Hawaii, Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma, Wayne Gilchrest of Maryland, Jim Greenwood of Pennsylvania, Bob Inglis of South Carolina, Jim Kolbe of Arizona, Steve Kuykendall of California, Ray LaHood of Illinois, Jim Leach of Iowa, Connie Morella of Maryland, Mike Parker of Mississippi, Jack Quinn of New York, Claudine Schneider of Rhode Island, Chris Shays of Connecticut, Peter Smith of Vermont, Alan Steelman of Texas, Bill Whitehurst of Virginia, Dick Zimmer of New Jersey, and Jim Walsh of New York.
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South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Editorial: Endorsement: Save our democracy. Vote for Joe Biden
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What's this bullshit about? Fake endorsements? :evil:
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Newsweek: Richard Spencer Backs Joe Biden, Says 'MAGA/Alt-Right Moment is Over
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Addie wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:38 pm What's this bullshit about? Fake endorsements? :evil:
Sekrit Stuffs!
Newsweek: Richard Spencer Backs Joe Biden, Says 'MAGA/Alt-Right Moment is Over
Joe will repudiate it, and we must amplify the repudiation
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Didn't take long, Flatpoint.
Business Insider: 'Absolutely repugnant': Biden's campaign forcefully disavows an endorsement from neo-Nazi Richard Spencer
Flatpointhigh wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:46 pm
Addie wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:38 pm What's this bullshit about? Fake endorsements? :evil:
Sekrit Stuffs!
Newsweek: Richard Spencer Backs Joe Biden, Says 'MAGA/Alt-Right Moment is Over
Joe will repudiate it, and we must amplify the repudiation
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https://mobile.twitter.com/RVAT2020/sta ... 1925666816
New Ad: Miles Taylor For Biden.

Airing nationally on Fox News Channel during Republican National Convention coverage.
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https://www.politico.com/amp/news/2020/ ... ssion=true
'He's going to be unleashed': Republican DOJ appointees urge against Trump second term
The officials said they’re backing Joe Biden in the hope of restoring “basic honesty and integrity.”
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Addie wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:38 pm What's this bullshit about? Fake endorsements? :evil:
Sekrit Stuffs!
Newsweek: Richard Spencer Backs Joe Biden, Says 'MAGA/Alt-Right Moment is Over
He's trolling. That's what the altright does.
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Newsweek -

Biden Campaign Rejects Richard Spencer Endorsement, Condemns Views as 'Absolutely Repugnant'
A spokesperson for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden rejected an endorsement from alt-right figure Richard Spencer late Sunday evening, calling the white nationalist's views "absolutely repugnant."

"When Joe Biden says we are in a battle for the soul of our nation against vile forces of hate who have come crawling out from under rocks, you are the epitome of what he means. What you stand for is absolutely repugnant. Your support is 10,000% percent unwelcome here," Andrew Bates, the director of rapid response for Biden's campaign, tweeted.
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More than 100 former staff members from the late Sen. McCain’s campaigns and congressional offices announce that they are endorsing Biden for president.

https://t.co/YQcUf70Lfm?amp=1
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Press Herald: Former Republican senator from Maine Bill Cohen endorses Biden

Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of Defense Bill Cohen, a Republican from Maine, announced Wednesday that he is endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

“We have a choice in November; whether to go back to our dark past or reach for who we aspire to be – a country where it doesn’t matter where you came from, how you worship or who you love, a country where everyone matters. I’m voting for Joe Biden because our democracy is at stake,” Cohen said in a statement released by the Biden campaign. “Americans are suffering through the worst pandemic in a hundred years, a pandemic predicted to kill close to 200,000 Americans by Election Day due to poor management and failed leadership. Our nation has been shaken to the core during the last four years. We are in serious need of a leader with optimism and competence who gives us hope. Joe Biden is that leader.”

Cohen, who turns 80 on Friday, served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives before he was elected to the Senate in 1978. The Bangor native also served three terms in the Senate – alongside Biden, a longtime senator from Delaware – before then-President Bill Clinton tapped him to serve as his secretary of defense.

Cohen’s endorsement of Biden was not unexpected. He has frequently appeared on television or written opinion pieces in national publications during Trump’s first term in office condemning some of the president’s more controversial actions and statements.
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https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/5 ... leadership
A coalition of more than 350 faith leaders endorsed Joe Biden for president late Thursday, citing a "need of moral leadership" and "hope for a better future."

The array of endorsements includes well-known progressive faith leaders such as Nadia Bolz-Weber, a Lutheran minister who founded the LGBTQ-friendly House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, and Robert W. Lee IV, a descendant of the Confederate general, who stepped down as pastor of a North Carolina church in 2017 after publicly supporting Black Lives Matter.

Former Democratic state lawmakers such as Paul Rosenthal (Colo.) and Natalie Phelps Finnie (Ill.) are also on the list.

It also includes a number of names who have never politically endorsed before, according to a press release from Faith 2020, which calls the range of names "big tent" and "multi-faith."
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Orlando Sentinel: Endorsement: Joe Biden for president, because he can get us out of this mess
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CNN - Ronald Brownstein: Biden's GOP endorsements show the cracks in Trump's coalition

(CNN)Joe Biden is attracting more crossover endorsements from prominent members of the opposing party than any other presidential candidate from either side in decades. That doesn't guarantee the former vice president victory in November, but history suggests it could signal a lasting break in the Republican coalition that provides new opportunities to Democrats for years to come.

The public support for Biden significantly exceeds the number of Republicans who officially endorsed Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump in 2016. In recent decades, experts say, only Bill Clinton in his winning campaign of 1992 and Ronald Reagan in his 1980 landslide attracted anything approaching this level of support from leading members of the opposite party's coalition. But probably no presidential candidate has entirely matched Biden's level of crossover endorsements since Richard Nixon's 49-state landslide reelection in 1972 was boosted by the massive "Democrats for Nixon" operation headed by John Connally, the former Democratic governor of Texas and Lyndon B. Johnson protégé.


What makes the defections from Trump especially noteworthy is that the vast majority of Republican renegades are not only indicating they don't intend to vote for Trump but are also taking the long next step to avow that they will vote for Biden. That's unusual.
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HuffPo: 500 Faith Leaders Endorse Joe Biden And Kamala Harris For The White House


Five hundred religious leaders ― Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs and others ― have jointly endorsed the Democratic presidential ticket of Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, according to the multi-faith advocacy group Faith 2020.

The endorsees include some who have never publicly backed a White House candidate, such as Ron Sider, the founder of Evangelicals for Social Action. The list also includes clergy from diverse theological positions ― from the progressive Christian pastor Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, long a critic of President Donald Trump, to the evangelical preacher Rev. Rob Schenck, a former militant anti-abortion rights activist who has pledged to vote for a Democrat for the first time in 44 years.

Other prominent backers of Biden and Harris include Imam Talib Shareef of “The Nation’s Mosque” in Washington, D.C., Greg Epstein, a Humanist chaplain, Rev. John McCullough, president of the Christian humanitarian group Church World Service, Bishop Vashti McKenzie of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Rev. Greg Boyle, a Los Angeles Roman Catholic priest.

Lisa Sharon Harper, a Christian writer and founder of the faith-based consulting group Freedom Road, told HuffPost she believes Biden is a “man of true faith” who is guided by Jesus’ commandment to love God and love one’s neighbor. Harper decided to break from her regular practice and explicitly endorse the Biden-Harris ticket because she believes “now is the time for clarity.”

“There is no time to mince words. A second Trump term could deal a mortal blow to our democracy. It would surely deal a mortal blow to the witness of the evangelical faith,” Harper, who identifies as evangelical herself, told HuffPost.

“Faith leaders will be held accountable by God and history for how we used our voices right now,” she added. “Did we bless our neighbor or did we curse them. That will be the question.”
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https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/02/politics ... index.html
Washington (CNN)Eighty-one Nobel Prize winners endorsed Joe Biden for president in an open letter on Wednesday, citing the former vice president's "willingness to listen to experts" and his "deep appreciation for using science to find solutions."

The Nobel laureates, winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Medicine and Physics, stressed the importance of elected leaders making decisions based on science, particularly during a global pandemic.

"At no time in our nation's history has there been a greater need for our leaders to appreciate the value of science in formulating public policy," the letter reads. "During his long record of public service, Joe Biden has consistently demonstrated his willingness to listen to experts, his understanding of the value of international collaboration in research and his respect for the contribution that immigrants make to the intellectual life of our country."
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Detroit Freep: Former Michigan governor Rick Snyder: I am a Republican vote for Biden

Donald Trump is a bully who lacks a moral compass. Joe Biden would bring back civility.
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Holy shit!
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Reuters: Exclusive: Biden garners more Republican endorsements, this time from ex-governors

(Reuters) - Nearly 100 Republican and independent leaders will endorse Democrat Joe Biden for president on Thursday, including one-time 2020 Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld and the former Republican governors of Michigan and New Jersey, people involved in the effort told Reuters.

The latest Republican-led effort to oppose the re-election of President Donald Trump also includes current and former Republicans in the key battleground state of Michigan that will help decide the outcome of the Nov. 3 election, the group’s members said.

Called ‘Republicans and Independents for Biden’, the group is headed by Christine Todd Whitman, a former Republican governor of New Jersey who has become one of Trump’s fiercest critics and who spoke at the recent Democratic National Convention in support of Biden.

“Biden is a decent man, he’s a steady man,” Whitman told Reuters. “Trump is trying to paint the world of Joe Biden as horrific - but that’s Trump’s America now.”
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The Hill: More than 175 current, former law enforcement officials endorse Biden, call Trump is 'lawless'


A group of more than 175 current and formal law enforcement officials have endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, according to a list obtained by Fox News.

The list includes former Obama administration secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano among dozens of other former Attorneys General and U.S. attorneys.

The list also includes dozens of former local police chiefs and sheriffs.

Former Madison, Wis., Police Chief Noble Wray slammed President Trump as “lawless.”

“It’s ironic that a lawless president claims to be the ‘law and order’ president,” Wray said, according to Fox News. “We are at a crossroads with this nation, and we need a president that has always prioritized the safety of Americans and their families.”

Trump has been endorsed by the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) and the Police Benevolent Association (PBA), New York City’s police union.

NAPO did not endorse a candidate in 2016 but endorsed the Obama-Biden campaign in 2008 and 2012.
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https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mr-roger ... 3add3e677b
Everyone might be welcome in “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” but the late TV host’s widow won’t be singing the show’s famous theme song to President Donald Trump any time soon.

“I think he’s just a horrible person,” Joanne Rogers, 92, told The Daily Beast.

Joanne Rogers also offered up a few other descriptions for Trump that definitely would not be heard around the neighborhood, including “pathologically ill” and “mentally ill.”

Trump visited Fred Rogers’ hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania on Thursday.

Fred Rogers, who died of cancer in 2003, was famously apolitical and tried to see the good in all. Joanne Rogers told The Los Angeles Times last year that she hadn’t been especially political herself in the past. That changed when Trump entered the scene.
Fred Rogers said he had never voted for anyone but a republican. I have often thought that probably would have ended with twitler. Glad to see Joanne Rogers is supporting Biden.
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Not much of a surprise here:

American Postal Workers Union endorsed Biden way back in June:

https://apwu.org/news/apwu-executive-bo ... -president

National Association of Letter Carriers:

https://apnews.com/2eb0459bf4cd01838a6e75cc4ca5cece

AFL-CIO endorsed Biden--the National Postal Mail Handlers Union is a member union of AFL-CIO through LIUNA.

https://aflcio.org/press/releases/afl-c ... -president

The National Association of Postal Supervisors, the National Association of Rural Carriers, and the several (very small) unions of postmasters, etc., have not declared an endorsement as far as I could determine.
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CNN: Anita Hill vows to vote for Joe Biden and work with him on gender issues

(CNN) Anita Hill never pictured herself voting for Joe Biden.

But given the political reality the nation is facing, she's not only going to vote for Biden -- she's also willing to work with him, should he become president.

"Notwithstanding all of his limitations in the past, and the mistakes that he made in the past, notwithstanding those -- at this point, between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, I think Joe Biden is the person who should be elected in November," Hill told CNN's Gloria Borger. But it's not just because he's running against Donald Trump, she adds. "Its more about the survivors of gender violence. That's really what it's about."

And if that means voting for and working with Joe Biden, then "so be it."

"My commitment is to finding solutions, and I am more than willing to work with him," Hill said. She'd like to work on issues of sexual harassment, gender violence and gender discrimination.
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