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Comments from Linda Hanson and Barb Schilling, CoPresidents, LWV Indiana
It is law that the presidential transition follow the standards set forth in the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 (PTA).
The PTA authorizes the General Services Administrator, or GSA, to ascertain the apparent winner. Once done, the money is given to the incoming administration to begin the process of moving into the White House.
The GSA asked Congress for the funds ($9.9 million this year) and Congress released it in early October. Now the GSA, Emily Murphy, is refusing to sign the paperwork to begin this transition.
Released 11/12/20 – “Joint Statement from Elections Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council & the Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Executive Committees:”
“The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history. Right now, across the country, election officials are reviewing and double checking the entire election process prior to finalizing the result.”
“There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”
“While we know there are many unfounded claims and opportunities for misinformation about the process of our elections, we can assure you we have the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections, and you should too. When you have questions, turn to elections officials as trusted voices as they administer elections.”
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