Vote in Congress to Stop Presidents from Canceling Elections
The US Congress in Washington
Representatives of the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to modernize a 135-year-old US law that Donald Trump's allies had tried to exploit to change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. /p>
Fifty days before the US midterm elections, electoral reform projects have made a comeback in the US Congress. And for good reason: a large number of Republican candidates are still refusing to recognize Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election.
Concretely, this text removes any ambiguity on the status of the vice-president in the certification of presidential elections by limiting him to a purely symbolic role.
This is a way for elected officials to avoid the chaos of January 6, 2021, when thousands of Donald Trump supporters rushed to the Capitol in an attempt to force Vice President Mike Pence and elected officials to alter the election result. #x27;election.
This bill will prevent Congress from choosing the president itself illegally, argued one of its authors, the elected Republican Liz Cheney .
She is one of the only ones from Donald Trump's party to have agreed to sit on the US Congress commission which has been investigating for more than a year the role of the ex-president in the Capitol assault. .
All Democrats voted in favor of his text. The overwhelming majority of Republicans opposed it.
A competing bill is also being debated in the Senate and has a slightly better chance of passing .
However, these two electoral reform bills are nowhere near as comprehensive as Joe Biden's grand plan with which the president promised to protect access to ballot boxes for African-Americans, which civil rights associations have severely criticized.
The Republican opposition had been upwind against Joe Biden's plan, assuring that & #x27;it gave Democrats the right to take control of polls across the country.