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In historic move, The Atlantic endorses Hillary Clinton

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In historic move, The Atlantic endorses Hillary Clinton

By Dylan Byers October 05, 2016 16:50PM EDT

Driven by its staunch opposition to Donald Trump, The Atlantic has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States, marking just the third time in the magazine’s 160-year history that it has made a presidential endorsement.

Labeling the Republican presidential nominee “a demagogue, a xenophobe, a sexist, a know-nothing, and a liar,” The Atlantic’s editors encouraged their readers to “act in defense of American democracy and elect his opponent.”

The last time The Atlantic took sides in a presidential election was in 1964, when it sided with Lyndon B. Johnson due to similar fears about his opponent, Barry Goldwater. Its only other presidential endorsement came 104 years earlier when it backed Abraham Lincoln.

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