RELEASE: Members of the Voter Protection Program Bipartisan Advisory Board Issue Statement on Importance of Counting All Legally Cast Votes

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mariam Ahmed, mariam.ahmed@berlinrosen.com, 832.387.7782

November 4, 2020

Members of the Voter Protection Program Bipartisan Advisory Board
Issue Statement on Importance of Counting All Legally Cast Votes

Washington, DC Today, the Voter Protection Program’s Advisory Board released the following statement asserting the importance of counting all legally cast votes before a winner is declared in the 2020 presidential election:

“In this as in every other election year, the election is not over until every legal ballot has been counted and the results are certified by the appropriate state authority. State leaders will not allow any candidate to steal the election. There are still hundreds of thousands of votes to be counted. No matter how long it takes, if our democracy is going to work, we need to respect the will of the people.”

This statement was signed by the following members of the Voter Protection Program’s Advisory Board:

  • Jennifer M. Granholm, Former Governor and Attorney General of Michigan
  • Tom Ridge, Former Governor of Pennsylvania and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Bill Weld, Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Assistant U.S. Attorney General, and Governor of Massachusetts
  • Christine Todd Whitman, Former Governor of New Jersey and Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Jack Conway, Former Attorney General of Kentucky
  • Frankie Sue Del Papa, Former Attorney General of Nevada and Nevada Secretary of State
  • John J. Farmer, Jr., Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Attorney General of New Jersey 
  • Jim Hood, Former Attorney General of Mississippi
  • Jahna Lindemuth, Former Attorney General of Alaska
  • Patricia Madrid, Former Attorney General of New Mexico
  • Tom Rath, Former Attorney General of New Hampshire and Director of the Legal Services Corporation under President George W. Bush
  • Grant Woods, Former Attorney General of Arizona and Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator John McCain
  • Donald Ayer, Former Deputy Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush and Principal Deputy Solicitor General 
  • Greg Brower, Former Assistant Director and Deputy General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada
  • Peter J. Koutoujian, Current Sheriff of Middlesex County, Massachusetts and President of Major County Sheriffs of America 
  • Sarah R. Saldaña, Former Director of U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement and U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas
  • Joyce Vance, Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama
  • Ken Wainstein, Former Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, U.S. Attorney in Washington DC, and General Counsel to the FBI

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About the Voter Protection Program

The Voter Protection Program is a nonpartisan initiative of the Progressive State Leaders Committee, a 501(c)(4) organization. Visit https://voterprotectionprogram.org/ for more information. 

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