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Former GOP Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge Says He’s Voting for Joe Biden

Donald Trump certainly has his fair share of vocal supporters. These voters, of course, helped propel him to the White House in 2016. Republicans who have held public office, though, are not so effusive in their praise of the president. In fact, many of them say they’re voting for Joe Biden.

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The Democratic National Convention featured testimonials from prominent Republicans like John Kasich and Christine Todd Whitman. And on Sunday, Biden picked up another important endorsement. Former Republican Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge said he’d be voting for the Democrats.

Ridge laid out his reasoning in an op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer. The former Governor wrote, “I will cast my vote for Joe Biden on Nov. 3. It will be my first vote for a Democratic candidate for president of the United States. But it is not the first time I have said “no” to Donald Trump. I urge my fellow Pennsylvanians to join me.”

The Governor continued:

“Donald Trump has proven over these last four years he is incapable of such leadership. It is not within him. He lacks the empathy, integrity, intellect and maturity to lead. He sows division along political, racial and religious lines. And he routinely dismisses the opinions of experts who know far more about the subject at hand than he does – intelligence, military, and public health. Our country has paid dearly in lives lost, social unrest, economic hardship and our standing in the world.”

You can read the entire piece here, courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer.



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