We, the American people, have done our job. We showed up in historic numbers to vote during a pandemic, and the results were decisive. It’s now time for our elected representatives to do their jobs – indeed, the most important job a public servant could ever have: protect and respect the democratic process, and honor those decisive results.
You well know, and every election official has confirmed, that there is no evidence of voter fraud in this presidential election. The same process that allowed you to be elected is sound, and to accept those results but then pretend Trump’s defeat is a scam is an embarrassing power grab that is transparent to the entire world.
Our nation has been through so much lately. We are weaker and more fractured than we’ve been in decades. For the GOP to allow spurious doubt to be cast on our democratic process for their own purposes at this crucial and vulnerable time is devastatingly short-sighted, and will be a decision that shadows the party for a very long time to come.
Your legacy is at stake. Your reputation is at stake. Our democracy is at stake. The future of our country is at stake. Honor the American people’s vote. Congratulate President-Elect Biden and call on Trump to concede. Let us all heal and move forward.