LWV Statement on Transition of Power

LWV Statement on Transition of Power

Type: 
Public Statement
Date of Release or Mention: 
Friday, November 20, 2020
LWV Statement on Transition of Power
11/20/2020

WASHINGTON – Today the League of Women Voters board president Dr. Deborah Turner and CEO Virginia Kase issued the following statement on ascertainment, the formal presidential transition of power:  

“A peaceful transition of power is essential to our democracy and required to ensure national security continuity between administrations. The current administration’s refusal to ascertain president-elect Joe Biden is disgraceful and puts our entire country at risk.  

“This delay prevents the future president from participating in essential classified briefings, holds up security clearances for their new staff, and denies the incoming administration vital information about the pandemic as cases around the country spike and more people die.  

“The League of Women Voters of the United States calls on the General Services Administration to fulfill the duties and ascertain president-elect Joe Biden immediately.” 

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CONTACT: Sarah Courtney | 202-263-1332 | scourtney [at] lwv.org

 

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League to which this content belongs: 
The Cooperstown Area