Editorial: The election was 'secure.' Start presidential transition now
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 -- Failure to prepare the new administration is costly, as the commission that examined the short-comings in the nation's response to the 9-11-2001 terrorist attack concluded -- saying more was needed to "minimize national security risks during transitions between administrations." The nation's priority is to get on with assuring there is a government that will serve and protect its citizens, not assuage the ego of the current commander in chief.Posted — Updated
North Carolina – like much of the nation – saw record setting voter turnout. North Carolina – like the rest of the nation – saw NO election fraud. North Carolina – like the rest of the nation – has gone about counting every ballot on time and on schedule, in accord with state law mandates.
Anyone suggesting otherwise, particularly state legislators who are the folks who wrote the state’s election laws, is either misinformed, ignorant or purposely seeking to foster suspicion about the integrity of state elections workers. It is the thousands of unsung patriotic Republican, Democratic and unaffiliated North Carolinians who: provided official community outreach and assistance to voters in assisted living, nursing facilities and other places; staffed early in-person voting sites and Election Day polling places; and helped in the processing of the 1,001,401 mail-in ballots (by the way, that was more than the ballots cast on Election Day) and the other 4.5 million votes cast.
It is time to similarly acknowledge that Democrat Joe Biden clearly defeated incumbent Republican Donald Trump. Biden IS the President-Elect. He IS entitled to the resources federal law provides for the smooth and effective transition of power.
But some of North Carolina’s representatives in Washington have remained inappropriately silent over the Trump administration’s ill-informed refusal initiate a transition.
Given all of this, why haven’t Tillis, Sen. Richard Burr, U.S. Reps. Greg Murphy, Virginia Foxx, David Rouzer, Richard Hudson, Dan Bishop and Patrick McHenry, who are in Congress now, offered words in support of moving ahead with the transition. Again, none of these Republican incumbents has suggested any doubt as to their own re-election victories.
The nation’s priority is to get on with assuring there is a government that will serve and protect its citizens, not assuage the overblown ego of its current narcissistic commander in chief.
Demand implementation of the transition and approval of the funding now.
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