Wednesday afternoon, the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) endorsed President Trump. That’s a major switch from 2008 and 2012, when NAPO endorsed the Obama-Biden ticket. NAPO didn’t endorse a candidate in 2016.

According to NAPO’s website, “The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) is a coalition of police unions and associations from across the United States and was organized for the purpose of advancing the interests of America’s law enforcement officers through legislative advocacy, political action and education.”

The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) endorsed President Trump’s reelection Wednesday, praising his “steadfast and very public support” for law enforcement. NAPO did not endorse a candidate in the 2016 election but endorsed former President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden in both the 2008 and 2012 elections.

This is a major snub to Biden. NAPO figures to be a pivotal voting group this fall, especially with the rioting and looting taking such a prominent position in terms of issues that Americans care about. According to this report, NAPO is “the biggest group that represents the police benevolent associations and police unions across the country”:

This is NAPO’s endorsement letter, which was sent to President Trump:

Here’s why NAPO rejected Biden:

Officers have faced routine disparaging in wake of nationwide racial injustice protests, and some have called out presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden for not condemning anti-police rhetoric. While Biden’s campaign has staunchly opposed the idea of abolishing police departments, the candidate said that some funding should “absolutely” be redirected from the police.

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