Reforming the Law to Prevent Another January 6

Reforming the Law to Prevent Another January 6

The January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was fueled in part by people willfully misinterpreting the law.

Some involved in the riots claimed that vague language in the 1887 Electoral Count Act was justification for attempting to stop the Electoral College count and throw out the results of the 2020 presidential election.

That’s why bipartisan efforts are underway in the House and the Senate to make reforms that will make the election certification process clearer.

In the Senate, Sens, Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) are leading the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Act.

Across the Capitol, Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Liz Cheney (R-WY) introduced the Presidential Election Reform Act (PERA), which passed the House of Representatives in September with bipartisan support.

Sen. Collins and her allies are confident that the Senate bill will be passed before the new Congress begins in January.

Getting these critical reforms passed and signed into law will make it much more difficult for election deniers to claim they are justified in their attempts to disrupt American democracy.