Washington, D.C. – The Rainey Center Freedom Project is proud to celebrate the passage of the bipartisan Electoral Count Reform Act (ECRA). This legislation will ensure that our democratic process is better protected and that electoral votes tallied by Congress are an accurate reflection of states' public vote for President.
“In raising the threshold to sustain an objection to a state’s electors, this ensures a more orderly process in the ratification of states’ Electoral College votes. Ultimately, this legislation is both much-needed and overdue so as to build trust in our democratic institutions on Election Day and every single day,” said Rainey Center Freedom Project President Sarah Hunt.
"This legislation would not have been possible had it not been championed by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), and a broad coalition of members from both parties and both houses," Hunt added.
"The old Electoral Count Act was a ticking time bomb. ECRA fixes that and affirms the proper role of the states, the Electoral College, and the rule of law," said Andy Craig, Director of Election Policy for the Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy. "This is a genuine moment of bipartisan consensus in defense of the Constitution, federalism, and our democratic republic," he added.
The Rainey Center Freedom Project is a 501 (c)4 that is the advocacy partner of the Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy, a public policy research organization and leadership community advancing freedom, equality, and a more perfect union where the American dream is for everyone.