Message from the Chair on 2020 Election Status

Democrats Abroad Global Chair Julia Bryan has issued the following statement:

"Tonight Joe Biden reminded us that 'It ain't over until every vote, every ballot is counted.'

It is going to take time to count the votes, and some states are still waiting for a sizeable number of mail-in votes to arrive. Trump may declare that it's over and no more votes will be counted, but he has no standing to carry through with that statement. 

Even in 'normal' years elections results take time, and that the overwhelming number of vote by mail ballots by necessity will take even longer than usual to tabulate."

Ada Shen, Chair of Democrats Abroad France, underscores this point, saying that "there is a process in place by which the United States conducts elections. It is only normal to expect that each state will follow the vote counting procedures and to adhere to the protections in place for all voters, including overseas absentee voters."

You can listen to Joe Biden's full statement here.