NLC Statement on the 2020 Presidential Election

November 4, 2020 - (2 min read)

Washington, D.C. – Following an undecided presidential race after Election Night 2020, Joe Buscaino, President Pro Tempore, Los Angeles City Council and President, National League of Cities issued the following statement:

“The National League of Cities would like to congratulate all local leaders who have been elected into leadership offices in thousands of cities, towns and villages across the country, and we look forward to leading together to improve the lives of our residents.

“Americans everywhere have turned out in record numbers to make themselves heard at the ballot box and determine the future of our nation. As our election officials work diligently to ensure an accurate and complete vote count, we urge all voters and residents to seek trusted information from their local officials and exercise patience in the electoral process.

“Our electoral system is the very foundation of our Democracy and includes multiple layers of safeguards to ensure votes are collected, counted and reported accurately. Voters can be confident that election officials have the tools and procedures in place to verify the accuracy of the results.

“Officials at the state, county and local levels all have a vested interest in ensuring the integrity of our electoral system. The democratic process that we all live by – and by which all public officials are sworn to govern – must be respected and upheld at all costs. Let us honor the spirit of our Democracy by respecting the electoral process as we all await the final results of the election.”


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