Electoral Count Act

Posted on AllSides July 22nd, 2022

“A bipartisan group of senators agreed Wednesday on proposed changes to the Electoral Count Act, the post-Civil War-era law for certifying presidential elections… Under the proposed changes, the law would be updated to ensure the governor from each state is initially responsible for submitting electors, as a way to safeguard against states sending alternative or fake elector slates. Additionally, the law would spell out that the vice president presides over the joint session in a ‘solely ministerial’ capacity, according to a summary page. It says the vice president ‘does not have...

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