Unpacking bipartisan efforts to reform the Electoral Count Act
A bipartisan bill to reform the Electoral Count Act of 1887 is underway.
But is it enough to prevent another Jan. 6th?
Democracy scholar Matthew Seligman says Congress has a narrow window of time to pass the legislation.
“It’s a loaded gun and it can be something like a sniper shot at the heart of American presidential democracy,” Seligman says. “And so, I think it is absolutely critical that Congress pass this legislation.”
Today, On Point: A look at what’s inside the proposed Electoral Count Reform Act.
Matthew Seligman, fellow at the Center for Private Law at Yale Law School. (@Matt_Seligman)
Derek Muller, professor of law at the University of Iowa College of Law. (@derektmuller)
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst. (@JackBeattyNPR)
Sen. Chris Murphy, Democratic U.S. senator from Connecticut. (@ChrisMurphyCT)
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