WASHINGTON, DC – January 5, 2021
Today, the League of Minority Voters’ President and Founder, Promise King, and Board of Trustees’ Chairwoman, Cristina Antelo, issued the following statement, on behalf of the national organization and its board of trustees, in response to partisan efforts to delay the Congressional certification of the 2020 Presidential election during tomorrow’s Joint Session of Congress:
“Tomorrow, Congress will convene in a Joint Session to officially receive and count the electoral votes and announce the result of the Presidential election, affirming Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States and Kamala Harris as the 49th Vice President of the United States. Significantly, Harris embodies the spirit of the minority voter across this country, as the first woman and person of color elected as Vice President.
As the country’s first nonpartisan organization fully dedicated to further advancing minority voters’ rights and opportunities by inspiring, educating, and empowering communities of color, we are deeply troubled by partisan efforts to undermine the integrity of our nation’s electoral process. Efforts to intentionally discount the certified votes of millions of minority voters across the country, who turned out in record numbers during a global pandemic, will only stoke the nation’s growing partisan and racial divide. Proof of this can be found in what some are referring to as a new Jim Crow Caucus in Congress, centered on minority voter disenfranchisement and suppression.
The results of the historic 2020 Presidential election are clear, having been certified in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, where electors have also met and cast their votes. Furthermore, more than 50 legal challenges have been heard, adjudicated, and resolved – dispelling any claims of election improprieties or voter fraud. Unfortunately, the partisan efforts by some in Congress to overturn the will of the people by potentially disregarding certified election results to delay or change the election outcome or to curry political favor undermines our democracy and jeopardizes election integrity for all voters. The League of Minority Voters remains committed to empowering and educating minority voters across the country and strongly opposes efforts to suppress their votes.”
About the League of Minority Voters
The League of Minority Voters is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded in 2007 to fight for the advancement of minority voters through education and empowerment. Find out more at minorityvoters.org and @leagueofminorityvoters on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
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