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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Joe Courtney (2nd District of Connecticut)

November 7, 2020

Press Release

VERNON, CT – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued the following statement after the Associated Press, Fox News, CNN, NBC, and many more reported that Joseph R. Biden has been elected to serve as the 46th President of the United States of America. 

“This year, even in the face of an unprecedented global pandemic, Americans came out to vote in record numbers,” said Congressman Courtney. “COVID-19 couldn’t stop the American people from exercising their right to vote at the ballot box, and with more people voting in this year’s Presidential Election than in any other in history, the will of the people couldn’t have been more emphatically expressed. Eastern Connecticut was part of that movement—over 370,000 votes were cast in the Second District, the highest ever recorded. Hard working, patriotic election officials across the country deserve tremendous credit for their stellar work under extraordinary circumstances to ensure a fair and smooth election.

“Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden on running a campaign that overwhelmingly reflected the values of the hard-working people here in eastern Connecticut—one that was focused on the issues, and on bringing the American people together from both sides of the aisle to tackle the biggest challenges facing us today.

“It is time to embrace the result that, like in any election, one side has prevailed. The peaceful transfer of power is a cornerstone of this nation, our history, and our democracy. America is ready to move forward with a new President, and to begin the hard but necessary work of uniting our country.”

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