Outgoing Wyoming GOP rep. Liz Cheney has announced a new bill proposal that would prevent any further attempts to “steal a presidential election” following the incidents of January 6.
In an opinion piece published by the Wall Street Journal, Cheney and Democrat congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, who are both parts of the investigative committee into the January 6 Capitol riot, announced several reforms to the Electoral Count Act which would clear up any potential hope that the Congress could potentially seek to overturn the election results.
In their piece, the two spoke about the number of crimes that former President Trump had committed as part of his efforts to overturn the last election. They also spoke about how he continued to make allegations regarding widespread voter fraud and the election.
They also added that those candidates that either hold office or will hold office following the 2020 midterm elections should know not to try and alter the results of the elections or “embrace those lies and other groundless conspiracy theories.”
The proposed changes include changes to the Electoral Count Act of 1887 that would make it clear that the Vice President does not hold the authority to reject official state electoral slates.
They also proposed to narrow the members of Congress who have the authority to object to the results of electoral slates. After objections have been filed there would also need to be further approval and a majority vote for it to be sustained.
They claim everything that they propose is meant to help “preserve the rule of law” from self-serving politicians who might try to stop the results of future presidential elections.