To: David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Donald Trump

President Trump*

Place an asterisk after listings of Donald Trump as president of the United States until questions surrounding the legitimacy of the election results -- either through alleged voter fraud or Russian interference -- can be resolved.

Why is this important?

We call for an asterisk to be placed by any listing of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States. This asterisk should remain next to any listing of Mr. Trump as president until two issues have been resolved regarding the legitimacy of his presidency.

First, we need assurance that the election was not subject to massive voter fraud. Mr. Trump has alleged that between 3 and 5 million votes were cast by ineligible voters. While most of the country appears to understand that these allegations are false, these claims undermine general confidence in our voting system, particularly in the results of this election. There is no reality in which voter fraud of the scale alleged does not render the election illegitimate.

Second, we need assurance that Donald J. Trump did not collude with the Russian Government to influence the outcome of the election. Documents leaked to the public regarding intelligence assessments raise significant concerns about the relationship between Donald J. Trump and the Russian government. To date, 16 U.S. intelligence agencies have implicated the Russian government in a scheme to influence the outcome of our election in favor of Donald J. Trump. Public concern demands an investigation, already promised by Congress, to allay doubts caused by Russian interference regarding the integrity of this election.

The asterisk can be removed if and when these two substantial concerns regarding the legitimacy of this election are resolved. If these concerns cannot be addressed, we demand that the name Donald J. Trump, when listed as president, always appear with an asterisk to denote the questionable legitimacy of his rise to power.

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