LWVUS Issues Statement on Transition of Power

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League of Women Voters board president Dr. Deborah Turner and CEO Virginia Kase issued the following statement on Nov. 20  regarding 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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