Electoral Count Act
SOURCE: Harvard Kennedy School
Alex Keyssar on the Need to Reform the Electoral Count Act
The Electoral Count Act imposed after the contested election of 1876 leaves potential loopholes for a minority faction to override the will of voters and hijack the electoral college. Is proposed bipartisan legislation enough to fix it?
One National Republican Wants (Narrow) Action to Tighten up Electoral Count Act
Former Congressman Zach Wamp (R-TN) says that the 1887 Electoral Count Act needs to be revised to take away an opening one party could use to contest election results.
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