The Electoral Count Act from the 1800s, which regulates how states and lawmakers certify electors and presidential winners alongside the Constitution, has just been repealed by the House.
According to PBS, the bill was drafted in response to the events of January 6th and passed as a result.
The proposed measure would essentially leave the certification of electoral votes to be decided behind closed doors and altogether eliminate the ceremonial counting of electoral votes.
Ten Republicans even signed the legislation, which will now move to the Senate, making problems worse.
Breaking News: The House on Wednesday took the first major step to respond to the Jan. 6 riot, voting mostly along party lines to overhaul the 135-year-old Electoral Count Act, the law that Donald Trump had tried to exploit that day to overturn his defeat. https://t.co/M73PPyLVup
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 21, 2022
The House has passed legislation to overhaul the rules for certifying the results of a presidential election as lawmakers accelerate their response to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and Donald Trump’s failed attempt to remain in power. https://t.co/TikQBt8FuT
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) September 22, 2022
PBS had these details to report:
The House has passed legislation to overhaul the rules for certifying the results of a presidential election as lawmakers accelerate their response to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.
The bill, which is similar to bipartisan legislation moving through the Senate, would overhaul an arcane 1800s-era statute known as the Electoral Count Act that governs, along with the U.S. Constitution, how states and Congress certify electors and declare presidential election winners.
While that process has long been routine and ceremonial, Trump and a group of his aides and lawyers unsuccessfully tried to exploit loopholes in the law in an attempt to overturn his defeat to Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Democrats are pushing to pass the bill before the end of the year and ahead of the 2024 election cycle as Trump is considering another run.
While at least 10 GOP senators have signed on to the Senate version, the House vote fell mostly along party lines. House Republicans — most of whom are still aligned with Trump — argued that the legislation shouldn’t be a priority and that it is a political vehicle for Democrats ahead of November’s midterm elections. The final vote was 229-203.
Despite Democrats and news outlets such as PBS and The New York Times parading the new bill as a good thing, many are saying it’s unconstitutional.
House passes Jan. 6 panel’s bill to reform Electoral Count Acthttps://t.co/AGwoTEzeMc
— websterscat/Glenda (@websterscat) September 22, 2022
The Gateway Pundit had more on the story:
The Democrats are fiercely working to overhaul elections ahead of the midterms.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a proposal to overhaul rules for certifying presidential elections.
The 9 RINO usual suspects voted with the Democrats: Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, Peter Meijer, Gonzalez (OH), Jacobs (NY), Herrera Beutler, Katko, Rice (SC) and Upton.
“The House legislation overhauls certain parts of the Electoral Count Act, which sets out deadlines for states to certify their presidential contests, establishes a process to send electors to Washington, names the vice president as the overseer of the vote count and lays out a process for lawmakers to challenge results.” Politico reported.
In other words, the Democrats are working to make it easier for them to steal elections after they set up Zuckerberg ballot boxes all over the country.