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Ensuring a Fair Election Count

1 Nov 2020 7:54 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

Resolution passed at the 23rd Legislative District Democrat's October 29, 2020 Central Committee Meeting, submitted by Marsha Cutting.

Ensuring a Fair Election Count

WHEREAS we hope for a fair and transparent election with every eligible vote counted and with all current voting laws followed, we also acknowledge that the current president has sought to undermine the upcoming presidential election in many and various ways;

WHEREAS he has been unwilling to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if the results do not favor him;

WHEREAS we believe everyone’s vote counts, no matter race, accent or zip code and we are committed to protect our democracy and run the elections as smoothly as possible;

WHEREAS free and fair elections are a hallmark of democracy; and

WHEREAS the best way to stop a potential coup is to not let it get started,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we, the 23rd Legislative District Democratic Party, call on Washington’s Democratic members of Congress to publicly pledge their commitment to every vote being counted, including not declaring victory or conceding defeat until that has been certified by the auditor’s office and Secretary of State;

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER  RESOLVED that we invite our members and members of the public to pledge to 1) vote, 2) refuse to accept election results until all the votes are counted, and 3) nonviolently take to the streets if a coup is attempted;

THEREFORE BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to Washington’s Democratic  members of Congress, and to other local Democratic Party Organizations in Washington State.

Submitted by Marsha Cutting,

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