The Electoral Count Act, enacted in 1887, establishes the procedures for counting electoral votes throughout presidential election cycles.

This Act was created in response to a controversy in which multiple states presented alternative slates of electors, causing Congress to be unable to decide for weeks on which set to choose.

Following the 2020 presidential election, some states again provided competing slates of electors, but Mike Pence did not choose those that were not certified by the state.

Senators are now working to identify what should be done if this happens again. The bad news seems to be that this format only benefits Democrats in this instance and the RINOs were there to help pass it.

To contest the results of any single state, the new rules propose that 20 percent of Congress, the House, and Senate, must vote in favor of challenging any state’s electoral votes.

To be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about the rules. I believe there should be appropriate measures in place to ensure fast and fair elections. A challenge to a state’s electoral votes requiring the approval of 20% of Congress, seems like a difficult proposition.

If it goes down anything like what transpired in the previous presidential election, I don’t think a state will ever be able to exceed that 20% barrier, especially if it’s a Republican challenging a Democrat who allegedly won an election.

However, I could definitely see that being a possibility if the shoe were on the other foot because Democrats seem to be driven to win at any expense.

When President Trump won his first election in 2016, there were Democrats that challenged several states, including Alabama. See what I mean? Alabama is one of the reddest states in the country, and they had the gumption to challenge the election results.

So, it would not really be surprising to see Nancy Pelosi snap her fingers and insist that every Democrat challenge the results of an election the next time a Republican wins.

We’re losing our liberties and our country to the swamp, one day at a time. What do you plan to do about it?

Daniel

Daniel is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and amateur theologian. He writes about topics of politics, culture, freedom, and faith.

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  • I think this article is not done. What part of the original Electoral College Act was targeting the count in 2020? Could someone explain which provisions of the Act VP Pense could have used to air out the irregularities in the swing states that several congressmen, including Ted Cruz, were in the process of reading when the protestors broke into the Chambers? Whatever it was, the Democrats were in a huge hurry to get the Act changed.

  • RINO’s, I am tired of you giving aid and comfort to the enemy. They are destroying our lives, stop it!

    • GOP RINO’s have been complicit for over a decade. Need proof??

      The e/GOP ‘Never Trumper’ RINO betrayal started under Clinton voting to pass NAFTA and Most Favored Nation (MFN) trade status and continued up though Obama with this….

      Paul Ryan Betrays America: $1.1 Trillion, 2,000-Plus Page Omnibus Bill Funds ‘Fundamental Transformation of America’
      by STEPHEN K. BANNON and JULIA HAHN 16 Dec 2015

      breitbart. com/big-government/2015/12/16/paul-ryan-betrays-america-1-1-trillion-2000-plus-page-omnibus-bill-funds-fundamental-transformation-america/

      (1) Ryan’s Omnibus Fully Funds DACA
      (2) Ryan’s Omnibus Funds Sanctuary Cities
      (3) Ryan’s Omnibus Funds All Refugee Programs
      (4) Ryan’s Omnibus Funds All of the Mideast Immigration Programs That Have Been Exploited by Terrorists in Recent Years
      (5) Ryan’s Omnibus Funds Illegal Alien Resettlement
      (6) Ryan’s Omnibus Funds the Release of Criminal Aliens
      (7) Ryan’s Omnibus Quadruples H-2B Foreign Worker Visas
      (8) Ryan’s Omnibus Funds Tax Credits for Illegal Aliens
      (9) Ryan’s Omnibus Locks-In Huge Spending Increases
      (10) Ryan’s Omnibus Fails to Allocate Funds to Complete the 700-Mile Double-Layer Border Fence That Congress Promised the American People

      Ryan’s omnibus serves a second and equally chilling purpose. By locking in the President’s refugee, immigration, and spending priorities, Ryan’s bill is designed to keep these fights out of Congress by getting them off the table for good. Delivering Obama these wins–and pushing these issues beyond the purview of Congress–will suppress public attention to the issues and, in so doing, will boost the candidacy of the Republican establishment’s preferred presidential contenders, who favor President Obama’s immigration agenda.

      >>> The GOP House leadership is complicit in enabling Obama’s treason!

      The 75 Republicans who voted to fund Obama’s amnesty: Remember these names
      March 4, 2015

      bizpacreview. com/2015/03/04/the-75-republicans-who-voted-to-fund-obamas-amnesty-remember-these-names-184000

  • THE CONGRESS AND AL OF THE DUMB RHINO PEOPLE CAN GO BY THE LAWS THAT ARE ON THE BOOKS NOW NOW THEY HAVE BEEN GOOD UNTIL ALL OF THE DAMN LIBERAL SOCIALIST FOOLS WANT TO TAKE OVER AMERICA >
    WELL THAT IS NOT GOOD TO HAPPEN >:
    STOP ALL OF THE FRAUD THAT IS IN ELECTION NOW >OR WE THE PEOPLE WILL KICK YOU CHEATING A**N OUT OF CONGRESS AND THE GOVERNMENT IN WDC>:

  • I had reason to look at Representative James Clyburn’s bio on Wikipedia, and I found that he voted in objection to Ohio’s Electoral Votes in 2004 when George W. Bush was finally elected President. So, it was possible then to do that, right? Check it for yourself. And we should also note that Hilary Clinton was right there ready to object to the Electoral College count in 2017, too. This process is not unheard of, or new.

  • We are being ‘sold down the river’ by some members in our own Republican party! They represent the ‘R’ in the word DemocRat! Darn them to where it is very hot for infinity!

  • Maybe research into repealing the 17th amendment is in order. The people have the House to represent them, the States need to regain their representation.

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