Electoral Count Act Reform Potentially Up for Senate Vote This Fall


The Electoral Count Act hit 60 votes of support over the August recess, putting it on track to pass the Senate should Mr. Schumer put it on the floor for a vote. The legislation includes changing an 1887 law that governs how Congress deals with presidential-election disputes, and many senators want to see it get a vote this year. 

The legislation is an effort to stop a repeat of what happened following the 2020 election. Then-President Donald Trump, a Republican, had urged then-Vice President Mike Pence to reject the Electoral College votes from some states, which Mr. Pence declined to do.

Share this: