Electoral Count Reform Act picks up its 10th Republican, 8th Democratic co-sponsor in the Senate

News about the Electoral Count Reform Act has been a bit quiet ever since the Senate left for its August recess. The original bill, introduced in late July, had 9 Republicans and 7 Democrats backing it. In early August, the Des Moines Register broke the story that Senator Chuck Grassley was inclined to support it. He’s officially done so, becoming the 10th Republican Senator to back the Act, joined on the same day by Senator John Hickenlooper, the 8th Democratic Senator to back it.

If the goal is 60 votes to survive a filibuster, it means that Republicans won’t block it. Senator Roger Wicker predicted earlier this year and such a bill could get 80 votes in the Senate. We shall see.

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