Fixing the Electoral Count Act Is a Good Idea

An election official works in the ballot room organizing unused ballots returned from voting precincts after Election Day at the Kenosha Municipal Building in Kenosha, Wis., November 4, 2020. (Daniel Acker/Reuters)
Clarity now can prevent a constitutional crisis later.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE M ona Charen argues at the Bulwark that Democrats should focus their energies away from the doomed H.R. 1 and the John Lewis Act, and push for revisions to the Electoral Count Act (ECA). Ed Kilgore in New York magazine makes a similar case for revising the ECA. Not all of Charen’s suggestions are well-considered, but the project of revising the ECA to head off potential problems in 2024 is worthwhile.

The Problem

The combination of Donald Trump’s two-month temper tantrum after the election and the Capitol riot have been a gift to Democrats, allowing them to craft a narrative of democracy being imperiled

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