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Electoral Count Act Of 1887

  1. early and often
    Conservative Warns Trump Coup Attempt Was ‘Dry Run’ for 2024Legal luminary J. Michael Luttig convinced Mike Pence not to join Trump’s plot. Now he says Republicans are perfecting the tactics they used in 2020.
  2. electoral count act of 1887
    A Quick Fix to Democracy Was Too Good to Be TrueBipartisan talks to reform the Electoral Count Act of 1887 are moving slowly, though Joe Manchin is keeping up the pressure.
  3. politics
    The States’-Rights Rationale for Election ReformConservative legal luminary Michael Luttig’s case for an Electoral Count Act fix may appeal to Republicans, despite Trump’s incoherent objections.
  4. 2022 midterms
    Governors Could Be Key to Trump’s Next Coup AttemptTrump allies are poised to win in several crucial 2022 races, and election-reform efforts may overlook the threat posed by a rogue governor.
  5. mike pence
    Pence Rebukes Trump, Calls His View of January 6 Powers ‘Un-American’Less than a week after Trump claimed Pence could and should have overturned the 2020 election, the former veep laid down the actual law.
  6. politics
    A Guide to Congress’s Jam-Packed FebruaryDemocrats’ to-do list includes salvaging Build Back Better, reforming election laws, and avoiding a shutdown — and they know time is running out.
  7. politics
    Trump Incoherently Attacks Electoral Count Act ReformTrump’s argument against fixing the statute contradicts his own legal team. His decision to weigh in may still hurt reform efforts.
  8. election coup
    The Election Law Central to January 6 Might Actually Get FixedBoth Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy are “open” to reform of the Electoral Count Act.
  9. politics
    A Plan to Fix the Electoral Count Act Is Taking ShapeWith more Trump-fueled mischief expected, a bipartisan group of senators is trying to head off future electoral coups.
  10. january 6
    What Will It Take to Stop a 2024 Election Coup?A warning from election-law expert Rick Hasen suggests options for stopping state legislatures from stealing electoral votes may be limited.
  11. january 6
    Trump’s January 6 Strategy Was All About Mike PenceIn the last year, it’s only become clearer that Pence was Plan A for stealing the election, and Trump kept pressuring him to the bitter end.
  12. vision 2024
    Republicans Are Too Afraid of Trump to Fix Election LawsProminent liberals and conservatives favor reform to a statute that helped produce chaos on January 6. But Congress won’t budge.
  13. politics
    State Legislatures Are Still the Key to Trump’s Election-Coup EffortsThe radical theory that state legislatures have total power over federal elections is at the heart of Trump’s past, and perhaps future, coup attempts.
  14. politics
    Kamala Harris Shouldn’t Have to Save the 2024 ElectionIf Congress fixes the Electoral Count Act now, it could reduce the odds of the vice president needing to assert powers she may not really have.
  15. politics
    Trump Nearly Enlisted the Justice Department in His Coup SchemeA high-ranking DOJ official wanted to urge GOP legislators to steal Biden’s win, but colleagues rebuffed him. Next time we might not be so lucky.
  16. politics
    Congress Must Act Now to Stop the Next Election CoupA quick fix of the Electoral Count Act might get the crucial Republican support that voting-rights legislation failed to secure.
  17. politics
    Trump Tried to Force DOJ to Back His 2020 Election CoupLong after the 2020 election was decided, Trump relentlessly used all the mechanisms available to the executive branch to overturn his loss.
  18. mike pence
    Is Mike Pence Finished in MAGA-Land?It seems four years of toadying to Trump aren’t enough to overcome his “betrayal” on January 6.
  19. impeachment trial
    Impeachment Is Literally Congressional Self-Defense in Trump’s CaseIt’s the only way Congress can defend itself against executive abuses of power — this time, it’s was physical.
  20. politics
    How Close Did We Get to an Election Coup?At several moments, Trump’s efforts to overturn Joe Biden’s victory were scarily close to success. Fortunately, he was too incompetent to pull it off.
  21. contested election
    How the January 6 Electoral-Vote Count Will WorkIt will be a tedious day full of bogus election-fraud claims, placing Pence in a tight spot — but Congress will affirm Biden’s win in the end.
  22. contested election
    Hawley to Trigger Congressional Vote on Trump’s Election CoupThe circus will come to Congress on January 6, but the man at center ring is Mike Pence, who will preside over a joint session to certify electors.
  23. past is prologue
    The Flimsy Nixon Precedent Trump Is Seizing On to Contest Biden’s WinIn 1960, Nixon disregarded a certified Electoral College slate from Hawaii favoring him. This is not the same as Pence disregarding a national defeat.