The Hill: Former officials, civic leaders launch seven-figure ad calling for smooth transition

A group of more than 40 former elected officeholders, Cabinet secretaries and other officials is taking out a seven-figure ad buy urging a swift and orderly presidential transition as President Trump and his allies push ahead with an effort to reverse the results of the 2020 election.

The $2 million ad buy by the bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity highlights the bevy of crises facing the U.S. — the coronavirus pandemic, a turbulent economy and the threats posed by global adversaries — suggesting that a prolonged or chaotic transition period threatens to put the country at risk.

“Our adversaries aren’t waiting. The coronavirus isn’t waiting. The economy isn’t waiting. America shouldn’t have to wait either,” a narrator says in the 30-second spot. “The American people have spoken. The result is clear. It’s time to move forward and get to work.” 

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