In an unprecedented move for the publication, the Dallas Morning News has broken their Republican endorsement streak with the 2016 election.
Not only has the publication refused to endorse Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, but they have actually endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton — the first non-Republican endorsement in 75 years.
“We don’t come to this decision easily,” the editorial board wrote, noting that it’s been critical of Hillary Clinton’s “handling of certain issues in the past.”
Dallas Morning News clearly understands Clinton’s strengths, especially when compared to Donald Trump’s lack of experience in the political sphere.
“But unlike Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has experience in actual governance, a record of service and a willingness to delve into real policy.”
The move has come as a shock to many, as the Dallas Morning News has endorsed every Republican candidate since 1968. Furthermore, they have not recommended that a Democrat hold office since World War II — making that a total of 75 years. They explain in their editorial, however, that there “is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November.”
The editorial included an important call to action:
“Hillary Clinton has spent years in the trenches doing the hard work needed to prepare herself to lead our nation,” it continued. “In this race, at this time, she deserves your vote.”