Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity Launches New $150,000 Ad Buy Urging Congress to “Honor the Will of the People” on January 6th

Ahead of the joint session of Congress on January 6 to affirm the votes of the Electoral College, the bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity — a group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders — has launched a new $150,000 digital ad buy urging Congress to “honor the will of the people.”

This new digital ad buy includes takeovers of the Washington Post and Politico homepages on Monday and Tuesday.

“It’s not complicated. America has spoken. Congress must honor the will of the people,” reads the new statement from the bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity that is being promoted in the new digital ads. 

“We urge every member of Congress to do their duty and honor the results of the Electoral College on January 6. The political grandstanding by a small number of members about the outcome of the 2020 election must stop,” the statement being promoted by the new ads continues. “It’s time to turn the page and get to work on our nation’s most pressing challenges. It’s time to put the country first.”

Since the beginning of October, the National Council on Election Integrity has spent more than $10 million on TV and digital ads to help ensure every American’s vote was counted and to reassure American voters that the election was safe, secure, and transparent.

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The full copy of the new statement from the National Council on Election Integrity is as follows:

Congress: America has spoken. Honor the will of the people

It’s not complicated.

America has spoken. Congress must honor the will of the people.

The people have voted in record numbers in the most secure election in modern history. The Electoral College cast their ballots. Joe Biden is the president-elect and Kamala Harris is vice president-elect. Our great democratic process worked. Now Congress must accept the results.

We are Republicans and Democrats serving on the National Council on Election Integrity, a bipartisan group formed to ensure a safe, secure, and fair election. 

We urge every member of Congress to do their duty and honor the results of the Electoral College on January 6.

The political grandstanding by a small number of members about the outcome of the 2020 election must stop.

The baseless allegations about the election have been repeatedly rejected by experts and the courts. Such claims only damage our republic and put America at risk.

It’s time to turn the page and get to work on our nation’s most pressing challenges.

It’s time to put the country first.

Members of the National Council on Election Integrity

  • Sec. of State Madeleine Albright (D)
  • Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA)
  • Sen. & Amb. Carol Moseley Braun (D-IL)
  • DNC Chair Donna Brazile
  • Missouri Sec. of State Robin Carnahan (D)
  • Gen. James Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Sec. of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff (R)
  • Sen. & Dir. of National Intelligence Dan Coats (R-IN)
  • Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA)
  • Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)
  • Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD)
  • Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD)
  • Sen. Russell Feingold (D-WI)
  • Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN)
  • House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-MO)
  • Kentucky Sec. of State Trey Grayson (R)
  • Rep. Steve Gunderson (R-WI)
  • Sen. & Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel (R-NE)
  • Rep. Lee H. Hamilton (D-IN)
  • Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA)
  • Gov. Bill Haslam (R-TN)
  • Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
  • Amber McReynolds, CEO of the National Vote at Home Institute
  • Rep. & Sec. of Commerce/Transportation Norm Mineta (D-CA)
  • Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY)
  • Rep. & Amb. Connie Morella (R-MD)
  • Marc Morial, President & CEO of National Urban League
  • Janet Murguía, President & CEO of UnidosUS
  • Dr. Lori Esposito Murray, President of the Committee for Economic Development
  • Rep. Dave Obey (D-WI)
  • Adm. Bill Owens, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Rep., Sec. of Defense & Dir. of the CIA Leon Panetta (D-CA)
  • Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-OH)
  • Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH)
  • Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI)
  • Gov. & Sec. of Homeland Security Tom Ridge (R-PA)
  • Rep. & Amb. Tim Roemer (D-IN)
  • Adm. Michael S. Rogers, Cmdr. of U.S. Cyber Command & Dir. of National Security Agency
  • Sen. & Sec. of the Interior Ken Salazar (D-CO)
  • Lt. Gov. & RNC Chair Michael Steele (R-MD)
  • Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN)
  • Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA)
  • Sen. Tim Wirth (D-CO)

The National Council on Election Integrity — a bipartisan group of more than 40 government, political, and civic leaders who are devoted to defending the legitimacy of our elections — is a project of Issue One.