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Dear Progressive Secretary Supporter

Here is another action alert from Progressive Secretary.

Our letter supports a campaign by Demand Progress. It asks Congress to update the 1887 Electoral Count Act. The Act spells out how Congress should handle issues like multiple Electoral College slates from a single state.

One of the contemplated changes would clarify the role of the vice president and make it clear the vice president cannot overturn the electoral results. These changes are in addition to provisions of the voting rights bills now in Congress.

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We must protect our right to vote AND how we count votes. Congress must modernize the Electoral Count Act.

Protecting our voting rights includes stopping individual officials from overturning a legitimate election. Amending the Electoral Count Act will do that, and Congress must act now.

First, clarify the role of the vice president. Make it clear that s/he cannot overturn the electoral results.

Second, stop all delaying tactics. Currently, if just one senator and one House member challenge a state’s Electoral College results, Congress then suspends all proceedings to discuss and vote on the objection. One suggestion is that a challenge would require one-third of both chambers.

It’s time to modernize the Electoral Count Act. Protect our voting rights.

Click here to send this letter or to learn more (you can edit the letter in the next step, if you wish).


Kathie Turner, Executive Director

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