Scientific American Endorses Joe Biden, Its First Pres. Endorsement In 175-Year History
One day after President Trump denied climate science to California officials who are battling catastrophic wildfires, the magazine published an endorsement for Biden from its editors.
For the first time in its 175-year history, the Scientific American magazine has endorsed a presidential candidate, Democrat Joe Biden.
“This year we are compelled to do so. We do not do this lightly,” the editors wrote for the October 2020 issue, published online Tuesday.
“The evidence and the science show that Donald Trump has badly damaged the U.S. and its people—because he rejects evidence and science,” the endorsement continued. “The most devastating example is his dishonest and inept response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which cost more than 190,000 Americans their lives by the middle of September.”
The editors went on to list Trump’s attacks on environmental protections, health care, research and science agencies, and added, “That is why we urge you to vote for Joe Biden, who is offering fact-based plans to protect our health, our economy and the environment.”