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  1. Weston White's Avatar
    Dear Mr. White:

    Thank you for contacting me regarding the 2020 General Election. I appreciate hearing from you, and I welcome the opportunity to respond.

    Let me first say that I could not be happier with the election of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Their election is the first step on the long path toward bridging the partisan divide that has grown over the past four years. I look forward to working with President Biden and Vice President Harris on an agenda that will benefit all Americans and reunify our country.

    I strongly condemn President Trump’s efforts to push states to stop counting legally cast ballots, his orders to senior government officials to block cooperation with the Biden transition team, and his attempts to use the courts to illegitimately overturn the results of the election. These actions are anti-democratic and dangerously irresponsible. The American people have spoken, and they expect President Trump to ensure a smooth transition to the Biden administration.

    Furthermore, I want to note that in the midst of a pandemic that continues to shake our nation, more than 150 million Americans cast ballots in the 2020 election. Many ballots were cast via early voting and absentee vote-by-mail. To date, there has been no verified evidence of widespread voter fraud associated with these ballots, only a partisan attempt to discount election results or disenfranchise thousands of voters, including military personnel and other Americans currently overseas. Instead, this election proved that measures like vote-by-mail are safe, secure, and critical to protecting everyone’s health.

    That is why I am an original cosponsor of the “Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act” (S. 3529), which was introduced by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on March 18, 2020. This bill would protect the voting rights of those most at risk during public health emergencies by requiring all states to offer at least 20 days of early, in-person voting and no-excuse absentee vote-by-mail prior to elections. Currently, S. 3529 is awaiting consideration by the Senate Rules Committee, of which I am a member.

    Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of American democracy, and the federal government must do all it can to ensure citizens can exercise their constitutional right to vote without fearing for their safety. I have made careful note of your views, and I will keep them in mind as Congress considers additional measures to preserve the integrity and safety of our elections.

    Once again, thank you for writing. Should you have any other questions or comments, please call my Washington, D.C., office at (202) 224-3841 or visit my website at You can also follow me online at YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, and you can sign up for my email newsletter at

    Best regards.

    Sincerely yours,

    Dianne Feinstein
    United States Senator