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Capito Joins GOP Lawmakers Urging Trump to Concede

November 24th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito has joined the growing list of Republicans who now support the presidential transition process for Joe Biden.  In a statement, Capito said President Trump has few opportunities remaining to challenge vote tallies.

“I have been clear that President Trump — like any candidate for office — has the right to request recounts and to raise legal claims before our courts. However, at some point, the 2020 election must end,” said Capito. "While some irregularities and fraud have been found and should be punished, there is no indication that these are widespread enough to call into question the outcome of the election."

Capito also said Biden and Harris should receive briefings on national security and the coronavirus pandemic to ensure a smooth transfer of power on Jan. 20.

A few days ago, Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Pat Toomey acknowledged Biden’s election victory.