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American Business Leaders Call on Congress to certify Electoral College Results

Exclusive: More than 175 American Business Leaders including Albert Bourla, Chairman & CEO, Pfizer Inc.; Ajay Banga, Executive Chairman, Mastercard; Brad Smith, President, Microsoft; David M. Solomon, Chairman & CEO, Goldman Sachs; Stephen J. Squeri, Chairman & CEO, American Express Company; Logan Green, Co-Founder & CEO, Lyft; Michel A. Khalaf, President & CEO, MetLife, Inc.; Theodore Mathas, Chairman & CEO, New York Life Insurance Company call on Congress to certify Electoral College results to President-elect Joe Biden. The group said, "This presidential election has been decided and it is time for the country to move forward. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have won the Electoral College and the courts have rejected challenges to the electoral process. Congress should certify the electoral vote on Wednesday, January 6. Attempts to thwart or delay this process run counter to the essential tenets of our democracy."

The group further said, "The incoming Biden administration faces the urgent tasks of defeating COVID-19 and restoring the livelihoods of millions of Americans who have lost jobs and businesses during the pandemic. Our duly elected leaders deserve the respect and bipartisan support of all Americans at a moment when we are dealing with the worst health and economic crises in modern history. There should be no further delay in the orderly transfer of power."


William D. Abramson, Director of Brokerage, Buchbinder & Warren Realty Group LLC

Lee S. Ainslie, III, Managing Partner, Maverick Capital

Ellen Alemany, Chairman & CEO, CIT Group Inc.

Simon Allen, Chief Executive Officer, McGraw-Hill Education, Inc.

Leo Argiris, Principal & Chief Operating Officer, Americas Region, Arup

Jeffrey H. Aronson, Managing Principal, Centerbridge Partners

Ajay Banga, Executive Chairman, Mastercard

Neil Barr, Managing Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Erin Barringer, Director, Dalberg Americas

Candace K. Beinecke, Senior Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Charles R. Bendit, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Taconic Investment Partners LLC

Stephen Berger, Chairman, Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC

William H. Berkman, Co-Chairman & CEO, Radius Global Infrastructure, Inc.

Seth Bernstein, President & CEO, AB

David Beveridge, Senior Partner, Shearman & Sterling, LLP

Michael W. Blair, Presiding Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP