Thank you for the commitment to your task.
When there was much uncertainty as to the outcome of the election
You remained steadfast in carrying out your duties
And gave us confidence that the results would reflect the will of the people
For a few tense days, all eyes were on you
And you responded admirably
Reminding us once again
Of the importance of working together
That there is a place for everyone in this land,
And that it takes all those efforts to make our system thrive
There are many things on which we will disagree
But we must always seek a measure of compromise
Or we will become vulnerable to leaders keen to exploit the differences
For their selfish reasons
If Red and Blue makes Purple
Then that is what we should strive for,
Purple to bridge the gaps that divide us
Purple to bring gender and racial equality to our land
Freeing us to think boldly, conquer our fears and act courageously.
You have done your part
And in so doing affirmed our democracy.
It has been a wonderful display of patriotism and citizenship.
The nation is deeply grateful.
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