Thursday, September 3, 2020

Physicists and politicians, scientists and soldiers, support Biden

Here are three more groups favorable to Biden.

81 Nobel Laureates Spell Out Why They’re Backing Joe Biden reports huffpost.com. A letter signed by dozens of scientists did not mention President Donald Trump.

The 81 Nobel laureates in physics, chemistry and medicine officially endorsed the Democratic candidate in an open letter released Wednesday.

“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,” read the letter. According to CNN, the campaign was organized by Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.), the only physicist in Congress.

“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,” the letter said. “As American citizens and as scientists, we wholeheartedly endorse Joe Biden for President.”

thehill.com reports that Biden picks up endorsements from nearly 100 Republicans

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (D) was endorsed Thursday by a group representing almost 100 former Republican lawmakers and officials who have joined an effort to defeat President Trump in November.

The new group, Republicans & Independents for Biden, is led by former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (R) and said that its “sole mission is to defeat Donald Trump and elect Joe Biden the next President of the United States.”

… In a news release, the group says it plans to target GOP-leaning and independent voters in battleground states where the president is within single digits of the former vice president in many cases.

Veterans Group Says Trump Is Panicking As Poll Shows Military Backs Biden reports huffpost.com. A new poll finds Trump’s approval rating is sinking in the military and that more troops plan to vote for Biden in November.

"Donald Trump is panicking,” a new video from VoteVets said. “Finding any excuse to show up in military communities. He knows if the election were held today, he’d lose the military vote in a landslide.”

A new poll from Military Times showed Trump’s favorability rate plunging among both active-duty troops and officers. Perhaps more significantly, 41 percent plan to vote for former Vice President Joe Biden versus 37 percent for Trump.

Vote Vets said there was a simple reason for it.

“Because Donald Trump disrespects those who serve,” the narrator said, then listed all of the ways the president had failed to protect the troops, including the Russian bounty scandal….

Editor-at-large Sherry provided tips for this post.

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