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Top Senate Republican signals interest in narrow approach to U.S. election reform

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Top Senate Republican signals interest in narrow approach to U.S. election reform © Reuters. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., December 15, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

By David Morgan and Richard Cowan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Democrats struggled to move forward on broad new voting rights legislation, the U.S. Senate's top Republican signaled interest on Wednesday in changing an 1887 law that allows members of Congress to dispute presidential election results.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell opened the door to altering the Electoral Count Act, a day before the anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, in which supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the halls of Congress trying to overturn his election defeat.

"I think it's worth discussing," McConnell told reporters, when asked about his potential interest in changes to the 19th century law.

The taciturn Kentucky Republican did not elaborate.

Republican openness to that could counter a drive by Democrats to pass two sweeping voting rights bills by Jan. 17, the federal holiday honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., in response to voting restrictions imposed in Republican-run states after Trump's false claim that the 2020 election was stolen from him.

The Democratic bills would require at least 15 days of early voting, allow late registration, make Election Day a holiday, combat the partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts and impose other changes on state-run elections.

But the legislation, which faces overwhelming Republican opposition, can pass only if all 50 lawmakers in the Democratic caucus agree to alter Senate rules, which impose a 60-vote threshold on most bills in the 100-seat chamber.

At least one Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin https://www.reuters.com/world/us/senators-meeting-with-manchin-voting-rights-bills-schumer-2022-01-04, has said he would prefer that Democrats not change the rules on their own.

McConnell's comment drew immediate criticism from Democrats.

"Putting that forward at a time like this as a standalone is a distraction. It is a cynical political maneuver by people who are trying to rig the elections in the country," said Senator Raphael Warnock, who faces reelection in Georgia this year.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer had also dismissed the idea on Tuesday, telling reporters: "That makes no sense."

Bipartisan support for reform of the Electoral Count Act could allow Congress to alter procedures by which members of Congress can contest the results of presidential and vice presidential elections. A number of Trump's congressional allies challenged the 2020 results on Jan. 6, while the former president falsely told supporters at a rally near the White House that he had lost reelection because of massive voter fraud.

Trump's speech and the ensuing attack on the Capitol led to his second impeachment and subsequent acquittal after a Senate trial. But he continues to repeat the falsehoods, as the country heads toward congressional elections in November and the next presidential election in 2024.

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