One of the greatest achievements of the current Congress came most recently after the House of Representatives passed the omnibus that included reforms to the Electoral Count Act that will halt Trump’s 2024 coup.
When the reformed Electoral Count Act passed the House of Representatives, Trump’s hopes of another coup attempt in 2024 were dashed.
According to a statement provided to PoliticusUSA by the Campaign Legal Center, the updated Election Reform Act will:
- It prohibits state legislatures from changing the law after Election Day to override their constituents and popular election results.
- It provides procedures for resolving disputes about voters and voter credentials before those disputes reach Congress.
- It severely limits the ability of congressmen to guess state election results.
- And it clarifies the vice president’s ministerial role in counting the votes and affirms that the vice president does not decide the results of the election.
The passage of the Electoral Count Act updates is an important moment in the struggle for democracy. Candidates can now go to court when a state refuses to certify its election results. There will be no more pressure on state legislatures to change the law to overturn election results. There will be no more debate about the vice president’s role in counting the votes, and no single member of Congress can contest the election results.
Congress could not be adjourned for the year without protecting democracy. The next big step for Democrats will be to regain full control of Congress and pass a voting rights bill.
In a few days, President Biden will be able to sign into law the law that will stop Trump’s planned coup in 2024.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association