On November 10, the Voter Protection Program (VPP) released the following statement from members of the VPP’s Bipartisan Advisory Board, which includes former Department of Justice officials who served under both Democratic and Republican administrations and who are committed to election integrity and the rule of law:
“The voters decide the winner in an election, not the President, and not the Attorney General. Thanks to a bipartisan group of experienced officials and poll workers across this country, the states, once again, ran fair and secure elections. We have seen absolutely no evidence of anything that should get in the way of certification of the results, which is something the states handle, not the federal government. The American people spoke clearly, and now the country needs to move forward toward a peaceful transfer of power.”
Members of the Voter Protection Program Bipartisan Advisory Board:
- Donald Ayer, former Deputy Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush and Principal Deputy Solicitor General under Solicitor General Charles Fried. Prior to these roles, he served as U.S. Attorney in Sacramento and Assistant U.S. Attorney in San Francisco.
- Greg Brower, former Assistant Director and Deputy General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He has also served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
- Sarah Saldaña, former Director of Immigration & Customs Enforcement under President Barack Obama. Prior to her role at ICE, Director Saldaña served as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.
- Joyce Vance, former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama and the first female U.S. Attorney nominated by President Barack Obama.
- Ken Wainstein, former Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush. Prior to his White House service, Wainstein was nominated and confirmed the first Assistant Attorney General for National Security. He has also served as the U.S. Attorney in Washington, DC, General Counsel to the FBI, and Chief of Staff to Director Robert Mueller.
- Bill Weld, former two-term Governor of Massachusetts. Before serving as Governor, he was appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts under President Ronald Reagan.