Attempts to delay it “run counter to the essential tenets of our democracy.”
The letter sent on Monday urged Congress to certify the electoral vote on Wednesday, adding that, “Attempts to thwart or delay this process run counter to the essential tenets of our democracy.”
The statement added that 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,” it continued. “There should be no further delay in the orderly transfer of power.”
The letter was put together by Partnership for New York City, a nonprofit comprised of business leaders from some of the city’s top employers.