No big surprise, but MoveOn has officially endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for President.
“MoveOn’s millions of members are ready to mobilize together in support of Joe Biden, working to turn out voters in key states and ensure that Donald Trump is a one-term president,” said MoveOn Political Action executive director Rahna Epting in a statement on the member vote.
In 2016, the organization, which has been a big supporter of net neutrality, issued an early endorsement to Bernie Sanders, who eventually lost to Hillary Clinton. In that member vote, Sanders got a whopping 78.6% to the more moderate Clinton's 14.6%. MoveOn endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 before Super Tuesday with 70% of the vote, then for a second term in 2012 with 91% of the vote.
This time around, Biden got 82.4% of member votes, which was being announced to members in an e-mail Wednesday (July 1).
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.