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Issue One applauds bipartisan House passage of bill updating Electoral Count Act

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Cory Combs

Director of Media Relations

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Following today’s bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives to pass legislation updating the Electoral Count Act, Issue One ReFormers Caucus Co-chairs Amb. Tim Roemer (D-IN) and Zach Wamp (R-TN) issued the following statement:

“Today’s bipartisan victory in the House is an important step to protect against politicians trying to subvert the will of the people following a future presidential election. The American voters determine elections, not politicians,” said former Amb. Tim Roemer (D-IN). “We applaud the House for its bipartisan work and commend Reps. Lofgren (D-CA) and Cheney (R-WY) for their leadership and substantive additions to this vital legislation to assure the future peaceful transfer of power. As the Senate plans consideration of legislation introduced by Sens. Collins (R-ME) and Manchin (D-WV), we look forward to supporting success in both chambers to make certain bipartisan legislation gets done this year.”

Added former Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN): “The peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark of our democracy that must rise above partisan politics. Today’s vote in the House brings us one step closer to reaffirming that in the United States, elections are decided only by the voters. It’s encouraging to see several strong, bipartisan, and bicameral proposals before Congress to strengthen the Electoral Count Act. It’s now time for our leaders in both chambers to work together and seize this opportunity to bolster our republic and protect the values we hold dear.”