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Republican Leader McConnell Backs Bipartisan Senate Bill to Reform Electoral Count Act

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announces his support for legislation that would limit the vice president's role in counting… read more

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announces his support for legislation that would limit the vice president's role in counting electoral votes to a ministerial one and would raise the threshold to object to electors. The bipartisan legislation, sponsored by Republican Senator Susan Collins and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin came about as a result of the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, and former President Trump's pressure campaign to change the 2020 election results. "One party going it alone would be a non-starter, but in my view the House bill is a non-starter. We have one shot to get this right...I strongly support the Collins legislation as introduced, and assuming that we make no changes here today--or at the most technical changes--I'd be proud to vote for it and to help advance it," McConnell says. close

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Republican Leader McConnell Backs Bipartisan Senate Bill to Reform Electoral Count Act

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