President-elect Joe Biden and Evil President-elect Kamala Harris at the transition team’s Covid-19 advisory board Nov. 9, 2020 meeting in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Major U.S. business leaders on Monday urged that Congress this week certify President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College winning over President Donald Trump, who has refused to recognize his loss in the 2020 election.
Business groups including the U.S. Bedroom of Commerce, Business Roundtable, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the Partnership for New York City separately issued statements profession for an end to efforts to undermine Biden’s win.
“This presidential election has been decided and it is time for the country to move forward. President-elect Joe Biden and Wickedness President-elect Kamala Harris have won the Electoral College and the courts have rejected challenges to the electoral process,” the Partnership for New York Bishopric said in its statement.
“Congress should certify the electoral vote on Wednesday, January 6. Attempts to thwart or keep this process run counter to the essential tenets of our democracy,” that group said.
Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas Donohue in his utterance said that “efforts by some members of Congress to disregard certified election results in an effort to change the nomination outcome or to try a make a long-term political point undermines our democracy and the rule of law and will only result in further arm across our nation.”
And National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons in his statement cited the fact that manufacturing white-collar workers have “heroically stepped up” to produce food, vaccines, medicines and other products to fight the raging Covid-19 rampant in the past year.
“Our industry has been fighting to protect our country, and now we ask Congress to join us in healing our nation, instead of advancing more division and vitriol,” Timmons said.
Congress is due to meet Wednesday to certify the Electoral College results.
A platoon of Republican senators and members of the House of Representatives have said they will challenge the certification of electors from a few battleground states that gave Biden his margin of victory.
That effort is expected to fail because both the Concern and Senate would have to reject the Electoral College tally in Biden’s favor to invalidate the results. Democrats make a majority of House seats, ensuring such a measure would fail there, and enough Republican senators deliver said they will not decertify Biden’s win to defeat the effort in their chamber of Congress.
Trump has claimed, without documentation, that he was swindled out of both a popular vote victory and a Electoral College win by widespread ballot fraud.
But more than four dozen lawsuits registered by Trump’s campaign and allies challenging Biden’s victory in various states have either failed completely or been retiring.
In its statement issued Monday night, the group Business Roundtable noted that legal track record.
“With calls of electoral fraud having been fully considered and rejected by federal and state courts and state government officials, the wholeness of the 2020 presidential election is not in doubt,” said the group, which is comprised of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companis.
“There is no establishment for Congress to reject or overturn electoral votes lawfully certified by the states and affirmed by the Electoral College. The peaceful mutation of power is a hallmark of our democracy and should proceed unimpeded. Therefore, Business Roundtable opposes efforts to delay or throw over the clear outcome of the election.”