AAUW Statement on Counting Votes in the 2020 Election

The following is a statement by AAUW CEO Kim Churches:

Every voice and every vote matters. The 2020 election has been like no other: In the midst of a surging pandemic, a record number of Americans cast their ballots, many at the polls, many by mail. The races remain tight, and as expected, it may take days or even weeks before we know who our next President and other elected officials will be. But this is democracy in action: There are still tens of millions of uncounted votes, so we all need to be patient and to insist that every vote is counted, every voice is heard before we move forward. Then, whatever the outcome, AAUW will continue to serve our vital role of working with our leaders and policymakers to help shape a future that ensures equity and justice for all.