Blunt Leads Efforts to Move Along Electoral Count Law Reform

(MISSOURINET) –  The U-S Senate Rules Committee, led by Missouri’s Roy Blunt (ranking member) passed the the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act, bipartisan legislation to prevent some of the confusion that sparked the January 6th insurrection at the nation’s capitol.

Blunt says the measure updates a 150-year-old law about elections.

His Rules Committee voted 14-1 to advance the bill to the Senate.

The lone “no” vote was Ted Cruz of Texas, who challenged states’ certification of votes in the 2020 election.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell appeared at the committee to speak for the bill, that he called necessary to clarify election integrity FOR BOTH PARTIES.

Blunt says senators have worked on this for the past year.

Blunt lists some of the changes:

The bill also fast tracks the court process to certify state elections.

It is similar to a bill passed by the House –