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Liz Cheney Introduces Bill to Avoid Repeat of January 6

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) “introduced a bill Monday that would change how Congress counts presidential electors to reduce the chances of another effort to overturn election results like that mounted by former President Donald Trump last year,” Bloomberg reports.

“Co-sponsored with Democratic Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), the legislation would direct challenges to state elections to courts and limit the vice president’s role in electoral vote-counting as ‘ministerial.’”

“It also would raise the bar to challenge a state’s electors to one-third of both the House and Senate. Currently, if one member of Congress from each chamber objects to a presidential election during the arcane certification process, the chambers have to debate and hold a vote on the objection, as was done in 2021.”

Cheney and Lofgren write about the bill in the Wall Street Journal.

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