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Hey America, you can finally choose to elect people who rely on facts

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By Shaughnessy Naughton THE battle for political power in the US is hotting up. The two main parties are stepping up pleas for support in this autumn’s midterm election, which will decide who controls Congress. That’s nothing unusual. But November’s vote does offer something the electorate hasn’t seen before: a dedicated push to get candidates with science backgrounds on the ballot paper. Anti-science attitudes in US politics are well-documented. For those enraged by them, help is at hand. I started 314 Action in 2016 to recruit, train and support scientists running for office,