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LWV Statement on 2020 Election Night

Press Release / Last Updated:

WASHINGTON – League of Women Voters board president Dr. Deborah Turner and CEO Virginia Kase issued the following joint statement on the 2020 Elections:  

“As voters go to bed tonight, they can rest assured that while we don’t have final election results from races across the country, the people have spoken, and democracy is working.  

“Because so many millions of voters cast their votes by mail and absentee ballot this year, it will take some time to count every vote. The League celebrates the unprecedented voter turnout in these elections, especially in the middle of a pandemic. The record-breaking early voting turnout is a great indication of how to expand our democratic process and ensure greater voter participation in the future. In the middle of so much stress and anxiety, the determination of Americans to have their voice heard and participate in our elections is a great victory for democracy. 

“In the days ahead, as election officials count every ballot and certify each election, we are confident that the will of the people will be heard. We thank the election officials, poll monitors, and League volunteers who helped facilitate our elections and support voters in communities nationwide. We also thank every voter and candidate for their participation, and now we must let the process play out.” 

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