Former Gov. Deval Patrick of Richmond: ‘Democracy depends on us’

“It has been a grueling and often disheartening four years — and a suspenseful last four days. But together we marched, rallied, knocked doors, wrote, prayed, spoke with and listened to each other, prayed some more, grieved and otherwise resisted, voted and, yes, counted the votes — all to reclaim the decency of America and the possibility of government that sees, hears and works for all of us.

“The American people showed that, even in the face of intimidation, we can and will choose better leadership. Let this be a reminder to us that our democracy depends on us and to our adversaries that our democracy endures.”

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