Ivey on presidential election: ‘The people of Alabama and our country deserve to know that we had a legitimate process’
In a statement to Yellowhammer News on Friday morning, Governor Kay Ivey commented on the uncertain status of the 2020 presidential election results.
With respective results still unclear in Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Arizona, legal challenges have been filed and allegations of impropriety made; to make matters worse, certain jurisdictions have limited or even blocked legal election observers and challengers, creating the appearance of wrongdoing — whether fraud is actually being committed or not.
The respective campaigns of both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden both continue to project public confidence that their ticket will ultimately prevail following the legal process.
“Every legal vote should be counted, and all sides should have the ability to observe the process,” Ivey stated. “The courts are there to apply the rule of law and ensure we had a fair and free election. The people of Alabama and our country deserve to know that we had a legitimate process.”
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn