Why the Electoral Count Act needs reform: A Q&A with Matthew Seligman

The Electoral Count Act (ECA) burst into the news late last year. Some Republicans claimed this 1887 statute empowered Congress to reject states’ electoral vote slates, which could prevent a presidential candidate from reaching the 270 votes needed to be officially deemed the winner. Under this scenario, the House of Representatives — not voters via the states — would decide who was president…. (Read more)

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