USA Today just endorsed their first ever presidential candidate: Joe BidenPosted by Catherine Reed / October 21, 2020
In 2016, USA Today urged its readers not to vote for Donald Trump, but it did not overtly endorse Hillary Clinton. This election year, they have broken with the tradition of non-partisanship in place since the paper’s founding in 1982 and endorsed Joe Biden.
So many surprising people and groups are supporting Biden it’s almost hard to keep track. Ex-Republican National Convention chair Michael Steele, who steered the GOP during Biden’s tenure in the Obama White House, has endorsed Joe Biden.
Pennsylvania seniors are withdrawing their support for Trump over his terrible COVID response and endorsing Joe Biden. These seniors are not the only traditionally-Republican Pennsylvanians abandoning Trump. The former Republican governor of Pennsylvania is supporting Joe Biden for President, breaking with his party. Tom Ridge said he has never voted for a Democratic presidential candidate before, but that his long history of rejecting Donald Trump compels him to make this decision. He compared Trump to George W. Bush, who stood on the rubble of Ground Zero with a megaphone, uniting the country. Could Trump do such a thing, Ridge asks? Even if he could, he hasn’t––he has not gone to the CDC to rally the nation against COVID. And more than 125 mayors in Pennsylvania, a key swing state this election, have thrown their support behind Joe Biden.
The Republican governor of Massachusetts has refused to support Trump. He has not endorsed Biden, though. Nevertheless.Joe Biden now has a 91% chance of winning the electoral college, according to an Economist forecast.
Biden currently has a twelve percent lead over incumbent Donald Trump, the highest lead of any challenger since scientific polling began in 1936. The majority of voters––some 57%––think Trump has not paid his fair share in taxes, indicating just how bad things are looking for Trump.