United Mine Workers Say US Presidential Election Is Over
United Mine Workers of America International President Mr Cecil E Roberts said “I have watched with growing concern the actions of the Trump campaign and the President himself in their effort to overthrow the will of the American people and claim some sort of victory in the face of the overwhelming vote of the American people for President-elect Biden. While there is nothing wrong with a candidate asking for a recount where it is appropriate and asking for legal review of the results, that has now happened in state after state and there has been little to show for it. The President’s campaign has lost in court after court. But now something sinister is occurring. The President and his campaign have largely given up the legal battle and are putting pressure on state elections officials and legislators to deny the verdict of the voters and overturn their democratic rights. This is a threat to our entire form of government and the American way of life. The cockamamie notion that there was some plot launched in a failed state that somehow affected the count of millions of voters is just absurd. Whether you like the outcome or not, the American people have spoken, and their will must now be placed ahead of everything else.”
The UMWA did not support either candidate for President in this election. Members voted for the candidate of their choice, some voted for President Trump, and some voted for President-elect Biden.