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Over 100 Home Republicans, together with a dozen Senate Republicans, mentioned they are going to problem electoral votes for at the very least one of many battleground states.

WASHINGTON — A gaggle of about 200 enterprise leaders is imploring Congress to certify the electoral school votes for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Jan. 6.

In a letter, signed by executives of Macy’s, Lyft, Pfizer and extra, enterprise leaders insist that the “presidential election has been determined and it’s time for the nation to maneuver ahead.”

“President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have received the Electoral Faculty and the courts have rejected challenges to the electoral course of,” the letter provides. “Makes an attempt to thwart or delay this course of run counter to the important tenets of our democracy.”

President Donald Trump has been preventing to carry on to the White Home, and the president has strongly appealed to Republican lawmakers to reverse his election loss to Joe Biden once they convene to certify the Electoral Faculty vote on Wednesday. 

President Trump claims election fraud occurred, nevertheless, neither he nor any of the lawmakers promising to object to the certification have introduced credible proof that will have modified the end result of the Electoral Faculty votes.

Nonetheless, greater than 100 Home Republicans, together with a few dozen Senate Republicans, have mentioned they are going to problem the electoral votes in at the very least one of many battleground states on Wednesday.

The letter from executives mentioned that Biden is dealing with sufficient issues just like the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial system and jobless Individuals, and that he deserves “the respect and bipartisan help of all Individuals.” The letter provides that there shouldn’t be any extra delay in transitioning energy over to the Biden administration.

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Right here is the complete listing of the executives who signed the letter:

  • William D. Abramson, Director of Brokerage, Buchbinder & Warren Realty Group LLC
  • Lee S. Ainslie, III, Managing Accomplice, Maverick Capital
  • Ellen Alemany, Chairman & CEO, CIT Group Inc.
  • Simon Allen, Chief Govt Officer, McGraw-Hill Schooling, Inc.
  • Leo Argiris, Principal & Chief Working Officer, Americas Area, Arup
  • Jeffrey H. Aronson, Managing Principal, Centerbridge Companions
  • Ajay Banga, Govt Chairman, Mastercard
  • Neil Barr, Managing Accomplice, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Erin Barringer, Director, Dalberg Americas
  • Candace Okay. Beinecke, Senior Accomplice, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
  • Charles R. Bendit, Co-Chief Govt Officer, Taconic Funding Companions LLC
  • Stephen Berger, Chairman, Odyssey Funding Companions, LLC
  • William H. Berkman, Co-Chairman & CEO, Radius International Infrastructure, Inc.
  • Seth Bernstein, President & CEO, AB
  • David Beveridge, Senior Accomplice, Shearman & Sterling, LLP
  • Michael W. Blair, Presiding Accomplice, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Jeff T. Blau, Chief Govt Officer, The Associated Corporations, L.P.
  • Henry Blodget, CEO and co-founder, Insider Inc.
  • Kathy Bloomgarden, Chief Govt Officer, Ruder Finn, Inc.
  • Adam M. Blumenthal, Managing Accomplice, Blue Wolf Capital Companions
  • Neil Blumenthal, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Warby Parker
  • John Borthwick, Founder & CEO, Betaworks
  • Albert Bourla, Chairman & CEO, Pfizer Inc.
  • John Bruckner, President, NY, Nationwide Grid
  • Ari Buchalter, President & CEO, Intersection
  • Martin S. Burger, Chief Govt Officer, Silverstein Properties, Inc.
  • Donald A. Capoccia, Principal, BFC Companions
  • Richard M. Cashin, Managing Accomplice, One Fairness Companions
  • Timothy Cawley, President & CEO, Con Edison, Inc.
  • Rodgin Cohen, Senior Chairman, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • David Coleman, Chief Govt Officer, The Faculty Board
  • Anthony R. Coscia, Accomplice and Govt Committee Member, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP
  • Cromwell Coulson, President & CEO, OTC Markets Group
  • Todd C. DeGarmo, Chief Govt Officer, STUDIOS Structure
  • Toby Dodd, President, New York Tri-State, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
  • William R. Dougherty, Chairman, Govt Committee, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Brian Duperreault, Chief Govt Officer, American Worldwide Group, Inc.
  • Douglas Durst, Chairman, Durst Group Inc.
  • Richard Edelman, President & CEO, Edelman
  • Scott A. Edelman, Chairman, Milbank LLP
  • Blair W. Effron, Co-Founder, Centerview Companions
  • Joel S. Ehrenkranz, Accomplice and Co-Founder, Ehrenkranz Companions L.P.
  • Douglas F. Eisenberg, Founder and CEO, A&E Actual Property, LLC
  • Catherine Engelbert, Commissioner, WNBA
  • Alexander Farman-Farmaian, Vice Chairman, Portfolio Supervisor, Edgewood Administration LLC
  • Rob Fauber, President & Chief Govt Officer, Moody’s Company
  • Laurence D. Fink, Chairman & CEO, BlackRock
  • Peter Finn, Founding Accomplice, Finn Companions
  • John Fish, Chairman & CEO, Suffolk
  • Winston C. Fisher, Accomplice, Fisher Brothers
  • Alan H. Fishman, Founder, Willow Holdings, Inc.
  • William E. Ford, Chief Govt Officer, Normal Atlantic LLC
  • Paul Fribourg, Chairman & CEO, Continental Grain Firm
  • Eric J. Friedman, Govt Accomplice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Jeff Gennette, Chairman & CEO, Macy’s, Inc.
  • Dave Gilboa, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Warby Parker
  • MaryAnne Gilmartin, Founder & CEO, MAG Companions LP
  • Dan Glaser, President & CEO, Marsh & McLennan Corporations, Inc.
  • Dexter Goei, Chief Govt Officer, Altice USA
  • Timothy Gokey, Chief Govt Officer, Broadridge Monetary Options, Inc.
  • Perry Golkin, Chief Govt Officer, PPC Enterprises LLC
  • Barry M. Gosin, Chief Govt Officer, Newmark Knight Frank
  • Jonathan D. Grey, President & COO, Blackstone
  • Jonathan N. Grayer, Chairman & CEO, Weld North LLC
  • Logan Inexperienced, Co-Founder & CEO, Lyft
  • David J. Greenwald, Chairman, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • Kelly Grier, US Chair & Managing Accomplice and Americas Managing Accomplice, Ernst & Younger LLP
  • Stewart KP Gross, Managing Director, Lightyear Capital
  • Robin Hayes, Chief Govt Officer, JetBlue Airways Company
  • Dale Hemmerdinger, Chairman, Atco Properties & Administration, Inc.
  • Donna Imperato, Chief Govt Officer, BCW
  • Frederick J. Iseman, Chairman & CEO, CI Capital Companions LLC
  • Kenneth M. Jacobs, Chairman & CEO, Lazard Ltd
  • John Josephson, Chairman & CEO, Sesac
  • Roberta Kaplan, Founding Accomplice, Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP
  • Harry Kargman, Founder & CEO, Kargo
  • Alex Karp, CEO & Co-Founder, Palantir Applied sciences
  • Brad S. Karp, Chair, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Charles R. Kaye, Chief Govt Officer, Warburg Pincus LLC
  • Anthony S. Kendall, Chairman & CEO, Mitchell & Titus, LLP
  • Richard A. Kennedy, President & CEO, Skanska USA Inc.
  • Michel A. Khalaf, President & CEO, MetLife, Inc.
  • Brian Kingston, CEO of Actual Property, Brookfield Asset Administration
  • Paul Knopp, U.S. Chair & CEO, KPMG LLP
  • Henry R. Kravis, Co-Chairman & Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
  • Philip Krim, Co-Founder & CEO, Casper
  • Barbara Armand Kushner, President, Armand Company
  • Christopher Larsen, Chief Govt Officer, Halmar Worldwide, LLC
  • William P. Lauder, Govt Chairman, The Estée Lauder Corporations, Inc.
  • Rochelle B. Lazarus, Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide
  • Kewsong Lee, Chief Govt Officer, The Carlyle Group
  • Wealthy Lesser, President & CEO, Boston Consulting Group
  • Joey Levin, Chief Govt Officer, IAC
  • Allan Levine, Chairman & CEO, International Atlantic Monetary Firm
  • Jeffrey E. Levine, Chairman, Douglaston Improvement
  • Robert A. Levine, Chief Govt Officer, RAL Corporations & Associates, LLC
  • Martin Lipton, Senior Accomplice, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • Alex Liu, Managing Accomplice & Chairman, Kearney
  • Robert P. LoCascio, Founder & CEO, LivePerson, Inc.
  • Roger Lynch, Chief Govt Officer, Condé Nast
  • Mehdi Mahmud, CEO & President, First Eagle Funding Administration, LLC
  • Anthony Malkin, Chairman, President & CEO, Empire State Realty Belief
  • Anthony E. Mann, President & CEO, E-J Electrical Set up Co.
  • Theodore Mathas, Chairman & CEO, New York Life Insurance coverage Firm
  • Sandeep Mathrani, Chief Govt Officer, WeWork
  • Peter W. Could, President & Founding Accomplice, Trian Companions
  • Charles R. McCall, Chief Govt Officer, Astoria Power II LLC &, Astoria Power LLC
  • Kevin J. McCarty, Chairman & CEO, West Monroe Companions
  • Andrew McMahon, President & CEO, The Guardian Life Insurance coverage Firm of America
  • Avner Mendelson, President & CEO, Financial institution Leumi USA
  • Heidi Messer, Co-Founder & Chairperson, Collective[i]
  • Keith Mestrich, President & CEO, Amalgamated Financial institution
  • Marc Metrick, President & CEO, Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Edward J. Minskoff, Chairman & CEO, Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Inc.
  • Greg Mondre, Co-Chief Govt Officer, Silver Lake
  • Tyler Morse, Chief Govt Officer & Managing Accomplice, MCR Improvement LLC
  • Deanna M. Mulligan, Chief Govt Officer, DM Mulligan, LLC
  • Oscar Munoz, Govt Chairman, United Airways, Inc.
  • Daniel Nardello, Chief Govt Officer, Nardello & Co. LLC
  • Liz Neumark, Chair & Founder, Nice Performances
  • Mark Pearson, President & CEO, Equitable
  • Michael A. Peterson, Chairman & CEO, Peter G. Peterson Basis
  • Michael Phillips, President, Jamestown Properties LLC
  • Charles E. Phillips, Jr., Chairman, Infor
  • Deirdre Quinn, Co-Founder & CEO, Lafayette 148 New York
  • Daniel Ramot, Co-Founder & CEO, Through
  • Steven L. Rattner, Chairman & CEO, Willett Advisors LLC
  • Scott H. Rechler, Chairman & CEO, RXR Realty LLC
  • Christiana Riley, Chief Govt Officer, Deutsche Financial institution Americas
  • John Romeo, Managing Accomplice, Oliver Wyman
  • James A. Rosenthal, Chief Govt Officer, BlueVoyant
  • Evan Roth, Co-Chief Govt Officer, BBR Companions, LLC
  • Michael I. Roth, Chairman & CEO, Interpublic Group
  • Steven Rubenstein, President, Rubenstein Communications, Inc.
  • Mitchell E. Rudin, Chairman & CEO, Savills Inc.
  • William C. Rudin, Co-Chairman & CEO, Rudin Administration Firm, Inc.
  • Kevin P. Ryan, Founder & CEO, AlleyCorp
  • Philip Okay. Ryan, Chairman, Swiss Re Americas
  • Timothy Ryan, U.S. Chair & Senior Accomplice, PwC
  • Faiza Saeed, Presiding Accomplice, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Scott Salmirs, President & CEO, ABM Industries Inc.
  • Ralph Schlosstein, Co-Chairman & Co-CEO, Evercore Companions Inc.
  • Michael Schmidtberger, Accomplice & Chair of the Govt Committee, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Alan D. Schnitzer, Chairman & CEO, The Vacationers Corporations, Inc.
  • Alan D. Schwartz, Govt Chairman, Guggenheim Companions, LLC
  • Kathleen Shanahan, Chief Govt Officer, Turtle & Hughes, Inc.
  • Suzanne Shank, President & CEO, Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC
  • Joseph C. Shenker, Chair, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Tarek Sherif, Co-Founder & CEO, Medidata Options, Inc.
  • Jonathan Silvan, Chief Govt Officer, International Technique Group, LLC
  • Adam Silver, Commissioner, Nationwide Basketball Affiliation
  • Joshua Silverman, Chief Govt Officer, Etsy, Inc.
  • Brad Smith, President, Microsoft
  • David M. Solomon, Chairman & CEO, Goldman Sachs
  • Jeffrey Solomon, Chair & CEO, Cowen
  • Rob Speyer, President & CEO, Tishman Speyer
  • Stephen J. Squeri, Chairman & CEO, American Specific Firm
  • Robert Okay. Metal, Chairman, Perella Weinberg Companions
  • Douglas C. Steiner, Chairman, Steiner Studios
  • Alan Suna, Chief Govt Officer, Silvercup Studios
  • Rajat Suri, Founder & CEO, Presto
  • Sanjay Swani, Managing Accomplice, Tailwind Capital
  • Steven R. Swartz, President & CEO, Hearst
  • Michael J. Sweeney, Govt Vice President; Japanese U.S. President, HNTB Company
  • Julie Candy, Chief Govt Officer, Accenture
  • Paul J. Taubman, Chairman & CEO, PJT Companions Inc.
  • Owen D. Thomas, Chief Govt Officer, Boston Properties
  • Wayne Ting, Chief Govt Officer, Lime
  • Gary M. Tischler, Founder & Managing Accomplice, Vanbarton Group LLC
  • Daniel R. Tishman, Vice Chairman, AECOM & Principal, Tishman Realty
  • Paul Todd, Chief Govt Officer, GLG
  • Jean-Marie Tritant, Chief Govt Officer, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
  • William B. Tyree, Managing Accomplice, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
  • Joseph Ucuzoglu, Chief Govt Officer, Deloitte
  • Robert Vecchio, Chief Govt Officer, LPI, Inc.
  • Ellis Verdi, President, DeVito/Verdi
  • James R. Wacht, President, Lee & Associates NYC
  • George H. Walker, Chairman & CEO, Neuberger Berman Group LLC
  • Robert E. Wankel, Chairman & CEO, The Shubert Group, Inc.
  • Pamela S. Wasserstein, President, Vox Media
  • Charles Weinstein, Chief Govt Officer, EisnerAmper LLP
  • David Winter, Co-Chief Govt Officer, Commonplace Industries Inc.
  • Robert Wolf, Chief Govt Officer, 32 Advisors LLC
  • Kathryn S. Wylde, President & CEO, Partnership for New York Metropolis
  • Nina Zagat, Co-Founder, Zagat
  • Tim Zagat, Co-Founder, Zagat
  • Strauss Zelnick, Accomplice, ZMC
  • James Zelter, Co-President, Apollo International Administration, Inc.
  • John Zimmer, Co-Founder & President, Lyft

The Related Press contributed to this report.



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