Statement on the Need to Count All the Votes, Abide by the People’s Will

November 4, 2020

Statement from members of Checks & Balances:

The President shows his continuing contempt for the rule of law by seeking to prematurely declare himself the winner in the election, end the vote count, and thus disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters. The election is not over until every legal ballot is counted, and our State officials responsible for conducting the election will not allow any candidate to steal the election. Over the next few days, the will of the people will be heard, and we as a country will abide by it, notwithstanding the efforts of some to prevent that from happening. Members of Checks & Balances, including former Republican Administration lawyers, are prepared to defend the validity of lawfully authorized absentee and mail-in ballots, and we call on other lawyers to do the same.

Donald B. Ayer
C. Frederick Beckner III
John B. Bellinger III
George T. Conway III
Miranda P. Fleischer
Charles Fried
Stuart M. Gerson
Peter D. Keisler
Edward J. Larson
Marisa C. Maleck
Irina D. Manta
John M. Mitnick
Alan Charles Raul
Jonathan C. Rose
Paul Rosenzweig
Robert B. Shanks
Erin L. Sheley
Ilya Somin
J.W. Verret

Each of us speaks and acts solely in our individual capacities, and our views should not be attributed to any organization with which we may be affiliated.

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