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House Passes Electoral Reform Bill in Response to January 6

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House Passes Electoral Reform Bill in Response to January 6

House Passes Electoral Reform Bill in Response to January 6

House Passes Electoral Reform Bill , in Response to January 6.

On September 21, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an electoral reform bill aimed at preventing presidents from overturning election results.

'The Washington Post' reports that the bill passed by a 229 to 203 vote.

Nine Republicans broke with GOP ranks to join Democrats in supporting the measure.

Representatives Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Zoe Lofgren of California wrote the Presidential Election Reform Act.

Representatives Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Zoe Lofgren of California wrote the Presidential Election Reform Act.

The bill explicitly cites the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack as the catalyst for amending the Electoral Count Act of 1887.

According to the authors of the bill, the legislation is meant , “to prevent other future unlawful efforts to overturn presidential elections and to ensure future peaceful transfers of presidential power.”.

Legal challenges are not improper, but Donald Trump’s refusal to abide by the rulings of the courts certainly was, Liz Cheney, Wyoming House Representative, via 'The Washington Post'.

Legal challenges are not improper, but Donald Trump’s refusal to abide by the rulings of the courts certainly was, Liz Cheney, Wyoming House Representative, via 'The Washington Post'.

In our system of government, elections in the states determine who is the president.

Our bill does not change that.

But this bill will prevent Congress from illegally choosing the president itself, Liz Cheney, Wyoming House Representative, via 'The Washington Post'.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the measure, “a historic and bipartisan legislative action to safeguard the integrity of future presidential elections.” .

President Joe Biden has also endorsed the bill, calling it the next step in , “critically needed reform of the 135-year-old Electoral Count Act.”


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