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Senator Collins Urges Colleagues to Support Reforms to the Electoral Count Act of 1887

Collins and Manchin led a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing legislation today

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Washington, D.C.—From the Senate floor this afternoon, U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered remarks urging her colleagues to support legislation she introduced with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and 14 of their colleagues to reform and modernize the outdated Electoral Count Act of 1887


“I want to express my gratitude to my friend, Senator Manchin, and to all the members of our bipartisan group for their hard work, their constructive work, to craft this legislation,” said Senator Collins.  “Specifically, I want to thank Senators Portman, Sinema, Romney, Shaheen, Murkowski, Warner, Tillis, Murphy, Capito, Cardin, Young, Coons, and Sasse for their work over several months.  I also want to thank Senators Klobuchar and Blunt, who head the Rules Committee, for their advice and counsel throughout this process and Senator Lindsey Graham for his insights and for joining as a cosponsor.”


“We have before us an historic opportunity to modernize and strengthen our system of certifying and counting the electoral votes for President and Vice President,” Senator Collins continued.  “I very much hope that Congress will seize this opportunity to enact these sensible and much-needed reforms before the end of this Congress.”


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