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New Senate Appropriations Bill Includes Reform to Electoral Count Act

$75 Million for Election Security: Brennan Center Reacts – “The Senate just released an appropriations bill for fiscal year 2023. It includes the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act and $75 million in funding for election security and infrastructure.  Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law, had the following reaction: “The appropriations bill just released by the Senate contains the first reform aimed at preventing another insurrection. We urge Congress to pass it. Reforming the Electoral Count Act, which has broad bipartisan support, would be a major accomplishment. It would eliminate ambiguities in the electoral count process that former president Trump and his allies seized on as they tried to overturn the 2020 election. Anyone looking to undermine future election results would have fewer options, and that would be a victory for our democracy.”

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