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Statement on President Trump Refusing to Assure Peaceful Transition of Power

September 24, 2020

***For Immediate Release***

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 24, 2020

Contact: Kate Stotesbery

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Statement on President Trump Refusing to Assure Peaceful Transition of Power

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) reacted to President Trump’s refusal to assure a peaceful transition of power and to Trump’s comments: “Get rid of the ballots, and you’ll have a very — we’ll have a very peaceful, there won’t be a transfer, frankly. There’ll be a continuation.” Rep. Doggett’s statement:

“By refusing to assure a peaceful transition of power after he is rejected by a majority of American voters, Trump makes clear that this election is a choice between democracy and tyranny. His plan would wrongly delegitimize millions of Americans’ ballots, seize power through anti-democratic means, and land death blows against our democracy. With each act of wrongdoing over the past three-plus years, Trump has been empowered by the deafening silence or craven approval of elected Republican enablers. Now, each elected Republican, at every governmental level, must be asked whether they agree with Trump or they agree with Senator Mitt Romney, who condemned this as ‘unthinkable and unacceptable.’ Every elected Republican who does not immediately denounce his threat to our sacred democracy is no longer fit to serve.”

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