PoliticsSenate leaders support bill that will prevent subverting presidential election results

    Senate leaders support bill that will prevent subverting presidential election results

    The Democratic Majority Leader in the Senate Chuck Schumer and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday endorsed a bipartisan bill for Reform of the electoral law that would regulate the presidential election in the United States, all but cementing its passage in the Senate and giving the legislation a key boost over a similar bill the House passed last week.

    This bill focuses on protect presidential elections Y respond to the deadly assault on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021 with the reform of the Electoral Count Law in force for 135 years, which former President Donald Trump tried to take advantage of to reverse his defeat in the 2020 presidential elections.

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    The Electoral Count Reform Law and Improvement of the Presidential Transition, sponsored by Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Manchin III (DW.Va.), would amend the Voter Count Act of 1887 and reaffirm that the vice president has only one ministerial mandate in the joint session of Congress to count electoral votes, as well as raise the threshold necessary for members of Congress to challenge a state’s electors.

    McConnell said “modest” updates to the Voter Count Act needed to be made, speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon, according to The Washington Post.

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    Both measures review and modify certain parts of the Electoral Count Law.

    The House bill establishes deadlines for states to certify the results of their presidential elections, a process to send voters to Washington, appoints the vice president as supervisor of the vote count and reviews how presidential election results should be challenged, if legislators require it.

    Both the Senate and House bills raise the threshold for lawmakers to challenge election results, clarify the vice president’s ministerial role during the counting of electoral votes, and establish an accelerated judicial process for electoral challenges, among other changes, although the House bill addresses more specific details.

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    Source: La Opinion

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