With help from former President Donald Trump’s attempt to stop the certification of the 2020 vote?
Congress seems to be in line to reform the process to certify the election results that locks in the popular vote to the electoral college votes that actually elect the President….
And this is a craeture of BOTH parties, which is a backhand slap at Donald Trump’s January 6th attempt to CHANGE the results of the popular vote to his advantage in his 2020 election loss…
It MUST be done before the November Midterm because a Republican majority House would have Trump all over them to drop the effort…
“The substance of this bill is common sense,” said Mr. McConnell, a member of the Rules Committee, about the legislation negotiated in recent months by a bipartisan group led by Senators Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, and Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia.
One crucial piece of the measure spells out that the role of the vice president, who presides over the counting of the electoral votes as the president of the Senate, is strictly ceremonial. That provision is a direct response to the failed effort by President Donald J. Trump and his allies to persuade Vice President Mike Pence to reject presidential ballots cast in favor of Joseph R. Biden Jr. as part of a scheme to invalidate his victory.
The legislation also seeks to prevent state officials from submitting electoral votes that do not align with the popular vote in a state, another answer to Mr. Trump’s election subversion attempt, which included a bid to have allies submit slates of pro-Trump electors in states won by Mr. Biden. It would substantially increase the threshold for Congress to consider an objection to electoral votes, requiring that at least one-fifth of each chamber sign on to such challenges, which currently need only one senator and one House member….
Senator Chuck Schumer, the New York Democrat and majority leader, also made clear that he was behind the legislation. A spokesman said that Mr. Schumer “looks forward to continuing to have bipartisan, bicameral discussions about the best way to ensure Electoral Count Act reform legislation is signed into law soon.”
Backers of the bill say it must be approved this year and would have no chance if Republicans claimed control of the House in the upcoming midterms….