Ivey calls for finding ‘common ground’ after elections

Gov. Ivey addresses the 2020 election

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Gov. Kay Ivey called a Thursday morning news conference to discuss the state’s COVID-19 response, but not before looking back at Tuesday’s elections.

Ivey took about a minute and a half to speak on the 2020 general election.

While Alabama’s races have wrapped up with no unclear winners, the same can’t be said in key races around the country, including Senate and House races, as well as for the presidency.

But once each race is declared, the governor believes the country should move forward.

"Just as important as we had an election so that the people could make their voices heard, Ivey stated, “It’s also equally important, perhaps even more so, that we look for opportunities going forward to bring our nation back together.”

She cautioned that finding common ground doesn’t mean a person has to compromise their values or morals but added “the bottom line is we’ve got too many big things to do during the coming weeks and days to get sidetracked.”

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