Susan Collins: Orderly Transfer of Power 'Essential'

Posted on AllSides February 18th, 2022
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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, says the Electoral Count Act needs to be overhauled because the orderly transfer of power is “essential.”

Collins, who is leading a bipartisan group of senators committed to reforming the act,  made her remarks in a column posted by The New York Times on Friday.

“This 1887 law, vaguely written in the inaccessible language of a different era, was intended to restrain Congress, but in practice it has had the unintended effect of creating ambiguities that could potentially be used to expand the role of Congress and the vice...

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