NLC Statement on Apparent Winner Declared in the 2020 Presidential Election

November 7, 2020 - (2 min read)

Washington, D.C. – Following an apparent win in the 2020 presidential election, 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 former Vice President Joe Biden as the apparent winner of the 2020 Presidential Election, having earned a sufficient number of Electoral College votes. As we await the final results of ongoing recounts and legal challenges in several states, one thing remains clear: our nation needs unity now more than ever, and the next administration must move forward with a spirit of unity to ensure our communities have the resources to tackle the challenges we face now and in the years to come.

“Throughout what has been one of the most contentious elections of our lifetime, we have been inspired by the outstanding work of local election officials and volunteers across the country who have demonstrated tremendous courage and professionalism in carrying out the most important function of our Democracy in the midst of an unprecedented public health crisis. We commend all of our local officials who are working closely with county, state and federal leaders to ensure a peaceful and orderly post-election environment in cities, towns and villages across the nation. As we move forward into the next chapter of our nation’s history, we hope to continue working together to advance positive solutions for American communities everywhere.”


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