The following statement of endorsement was issued Wedneday by Lawrence Hamm, former candidate for U.S. Senator (NJ):
“Today, I am personally endorsing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the Democratic Party nominees, for President and Vice President of the United States. I urge all voters to cast their ballots for the Biden-Harris ticket on Election Day, November 3, 2020. President Donald Trump Must be defeated in November. He is one of the worst presidents in American history. Doing everything necessary to ensure the victory of the Biden-Harris ticket is the means by which to accomplish this goal. My endorsement of the Biden-Harris team should not come as a total surprise to those that have been reading and listening to what I have been saying over the past year.
“Many of you are aware that I was chairman of the Bernie Sanders campaign in New Jersey. I supported Bernie Sanders because he had the most progressive platform, one that would truly improve conditions for the people. However, at that time I said that I was working to get Bernie Sanders the Democratic Party nomination, but if that didn’t happen I would support the person who did get it. Later, after I announced my candidacy for U.S. Senator I once again proclaimed my support for Sanders but said I would support the Democratic Party nominee if it was someone else.
“In April, Senator Sanders suspended his presidential campaign and said he would support Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic Party nominee. At that time, I said I would continue to support Bernie Sanders who remained on the ballot for the July 7th New Jersey Democratic Primary. I urged people to vote for Sanders so he could have delegates at the Democratic Convention that would support his agenda and push the Party platform in a progressive direction. Joe Biden won the nomination at the Democratic Convention. Donald Trump won the nomination at the Republican Convention.
“The November general election campaign has begun. Trump must go. I believe he is a racist, a fascist, a sexist, a bigot, and a pathological liar who is leading a right-wing reactionary movement in this country that has violent and extremist elements within its ranks. He is not a clown or a fool. He is a very dangerous individual who has set the country on a disastrous course. Both he and his enablers in the Republican Party must be defeated. We must win the White House and a Democratic majority in the Senate. There are about 60 days until the election on November 3rd.
“I urge everyone to engage in voter registration efforts until the October 16th cut-off date. The general election in New Jersey will be vote by mail as was the primary. I urge everyone to mail their ballots in as soon as they are received because Trump has sabotaged the postal service to slow down the mail to interfere with the election. Everyone must vote. Everyone must get involved. We must vote in record landslide numbers in order to hand Trump a crushing and incontestable defeat on Election Day. Lawrence Hamm Former Candidate For U.S. Senator.”