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WASHINGTON — Scientific American has announced its endorsement of Democratic nominee Joe Biden, the first time the magazine has endorsed a presidential candidate in its history.

The 175-year-old magazine’s editors wrote that they felt compelled to break with tradition in 2020 because they believe President Donald Trump has mishandled the coronavirus pandemic, taken steps against environmental protections and threatened health care for Americans. 

“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 editors wrote in the piece published Tuesday and part of the October 2020 issue.

The Scientific American is the “oldest continuously published magazine” in the country and has a global audience of more than 10