JUST IN: Republicans FLIPPED! House Passes Jan. 6 Panel’s Bill
The House on Wednesday voted to pass legislation to reform the Electoral Count Act of 1887 to make it more difficult to subvert presidential elections.
The Presidential Election Reform Act was introduced by Reps. Liz Cheney (R‑Wyo.) and Zoe Lofgren (D‑Calif.), both members of the Jan. 6 select committee, as a response to the events that culminated with the U.S. Capitol riot.
The bill would require a third of House members to sign onto an objection to certifying a state’s presidential electors, a significantly higher threshold than the current requirement of just one House member and one senator. It would also narrow the grounds for filing an objection, while clarifying that the role of the vice president in the process is purely ceremonial…CONTINUE READING»>