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Conservative Newspapers Bucking Tradition to Endorse Clinton

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By    |   Thursday, 29 Sep 2016 06:40 PM

Many conservative newspapers across the country are raising eyebrows for endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race for president.

With that endorsement has come a flood of subscription cancellations, and one newspaper in Arizona is even receiving death threats.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Republican Donald Trump has received fewer newspaper endorsements than Libertarian Gary Johnson, who is far behind in the polls and who has made some public gaffes when asked basic questions about world affairs.

This week, the Arizona Republic's editorial board announced it is backing Clinton, the first time in its 126-year history it has backed a Democrat over a Republican for president. Death threats and cancellation requests soon followed.

The Cincinnati Enquirer also broke a long tradition of backing GOP candidates by endorsing Clinton last week.

Other papers making their own headlines by throwing their weight behind Clinton instead of Trump include the New York Daily News, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Berkshire Eagle, the Dallas Morning News, and the Houston Chronicle.

Johnson has picked up support from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Detroit News, and the New Hampshire Union Leader.

The Tulsa World News, meanwhile, took a different track when deciding who to endorse for president: "None of the above."

The World News endorsed Republican Mitt Romney in 2012 and has not endorsed a Democrat for president since 1940.

A recent NPR story concluded that newspaper endorsements rarely matter, with the exception being when that endorsement is a surprise. In several cases in this campaign, that's been exactly the case.

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