WASHINGTON — Today the League of Women Voters of the United States's CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement after the Senate's passage of the omnibus appropriations bill that includes the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act.
“The Electoral Count Reform Act will strengthen our democracy by providing clear and updated guidelines for certifying and counting the American people’s votes for President and Vice President. This necessary legislation is one step towards ensuring our country never experiences another January 6.
“While we welcome the bipartisan bill to reform the original Electoral Count Act of 1887, our elected officials must do more to make democracy work. We need Congress to pass voting rights expansions so that all Americans have an equal opportunity to have their voices heard in our elections.
“We applaud Congress for working together in a bipartisan fashion to pass meaningful legislation crucial to our democracy. We are grateful to Senators Collins and Manchin for convening bipartisan working groups and Senators Klobuchar and Blunt for their leadership in getting this necessary legislation out of committee. The League will continue to fight for all voters and ensure that everyone can participate in fair and accessible elections.”
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Congress has been considering legislation to update how votes are counted and cast by the Electoral College throughout 2022.
Current bipartisan proposals would clarify existing ambiguities in the legislation around the role of the Vice President and the certification of electors and offer transparency around how electors are appointed.
WASHINGTON — Today the League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement in response to the passage of the US House bipartisan bill on the Presidential Electoral Reform Act:
Adapted from a pamphlet published by the League of Women Voters Education Fund in 1980