Rep. Liz Cheney lost her primary race in Wyoming, but this Republican is still influencing legislation that bolsters the Left. This week the House of Representatives passed her bill that changes the 1887 Electoral Count Act.
Cheney’s bill is called the “Presidential Election Reform Act,” and it revises the rules to the congressional certification of presidential elections.
Some believe this will benefit the Democratic Party.
Cheney, who leaves her office in January, sponsored the bill along with Democrat Rep. Zoe Lofgren. They both served on the January 6 Committee.
According to Cheney, the bill will do the following:
- enacts new counting rules;
- requires that Congress receive a single certificate from each state;
- requires states to select electors under state laws prior to Election Day;
- permits elections to be extended in the event of so-called “catastrophic events”; and
- prevents election officials from refusing to certify presidential elections.
Cheney believes that this legislation “will preserve the rule of law and defend election integrity.”
Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) made this statement saying that this bill will not address election integrity, but instead will help House Democrats “stack the democratic process in their favor” as well as a “partisan messaging bill intended to score cheap political points.”
Tenney also said that the bill “creates broad private rights of action in a backdoor effort to empower Democrat election lawyers and partisan operatives. “
Rep. Jim Banks, a Republican from Indiana, agreed with Tenney. He said the bill will serve a partisan purpose and has little to do with making elections safe. He told the media this week, “It’s clear that anything Liz Cheney touches is all about whacking Donald Trump and not about making meaningful changes.”
If this bill becomes law, the time for voting in the election can be extended, but for “not later than 5 days after” Election Day.