One of the current Congress’ greatest achievements was finally achieved after the House passed an omnibus containing election counting law reforms that would stop Trump’s 2024 coup.
Trump’s hopes of attempting another coup in 2024 were dashed once the reformed Electoral College Act passed the House.
According to a Campaign Legal Center statement provided to PoliticusUSA, here’s what the updated election reform law says:
- Prohibits state legislatures from changing laws after Election Day to overturn voter and general election results.
- It provides procedures for resolving electoral and electoral certification disputes before they reach Congress.
- It severely limits the opportunities for members of Congress to secondarily speculate on the state’s certified election results.
- It also clarifies the Vice President’s ministerial role in counting the electoral votes and emphasizes that the Vice President does not decide the outcome of the election.
The passage of the election counting law update is a key moment in the fight for democracy. If the state refuses to certify election results, the candidate will be allowed to go to court. No more pressure on state legislatures to change laws to overturn election results. There will be no more debate about the Vice President’s role in counting the electoral votes, and her one member of Congress will not be able to challenge the election results.
Congress could not have adjourned that year without p.Defend democracy. The next big step for Democrats is to regain full control of Congress and pass legislation on voting rights.
Within days, President Biden will sign into law a bill to stop Trump’s coup planned for 2024.
Jason is the editor-in-chief. He is also a White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy with a specialization in the social reform movement.
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