Outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney is pushing a bill designed to “prevent another Jan 6 attack” by gutting a law from the 1800s that allow Congress and individual states to stop fraudulent elections.
Rep. Cheney, one of Trump’s most persistent Republican detractors, and Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who was one of the seven impeachment managers during the first trial of 45th President Donald Trump, wish to introduce reforms to the 1887 Electoral Count Act, expanding on the century old law with their Presidential Reforms Act.
Cheney, who who was lost her Wyoming congressional seat in a landslide to a Trump-endorsed candidate, joined Lofgren in an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal.
The two Congresswomen, who both sit on the partisan anti-Trump January 6 Committee in Congress, said their new bill would ensure that “Congress can’t overturn an election result,” which they allege s what the protesters on Capitol Hill wanted to happen.
The Electoral Count Act, originally passed in 1887, will face specific changes under Cheney and Lofgren’s plans. First, they want to remove any “authority or discretion” from the sitting Vice President to reject the result of a presidential election in a state or delay its certification.
The two Congresswomen, along with left-wing outlet The Guardian, and former VP Mike Pence, claim that the Vice President never had the constitutional or legal authority to do toss out electoral votes. Pence has reiterated this multiple times, even as Trump has called him a “conveyor belt” for fraud.
Accordingly, it’s unclear why Cheney and Lofgren feel the need to introduce reform, considering their own experts and allies say there is no problem to fix.
Thank you @judgeluttig. We are grateful to you and all the experts who contributed to this crucial effort.
We look forward to continuing to work with our colleagues in the House and Senate to preserve the rule of law for all future presidential elections. https://t.co/44g5El1crl
— Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) September 20, 2022
Still, Cheney complained to the press: “What Donald Trump tried to convince the Vice President to do was illegal under existing laws, we begin by affirming that.” She added, “But we need to take steps to make sure that another January 6th is something that never happens again.”
Further reforms include the ability for any presidential candidate to sue any official on a local level who attempts to “hold up” sending electoral results to Congress.
The bill from Cheney and Lofgren would immediately put in jeopardy the rights of states to check, recount, and reassess any elections that are thrown into doubt over concerns that they may be fraudulent.
The rights of Representatives and Senators to challenge the results in Congress themselves would also be stripped back, with a new requirement put in place that one third of members of both chambers must approve of a challenge before it can even be considered to begin with.
In the Wall Street Journal article, Cheney and Lofgren said that their bill, which is set to be formally introduced this week, is “intended to preserve the rule of law for all future presidential elections by ensuring that self-interested politicians cannot steal from the people the guarantee that our government derives its power from the consent of the governed.”
Judy A Zwyghuizen
September 21, 2022 at 11:28 am
What so you dems can KEEP CHEATING NO we the people will keep our Election’s with the same Laws that worked fine for decades before you stole office TY! Voter ID Required and NO Mail in Ballots Only for the Handicapped like Before . Biden already said the Plandemic is over now!
Bill R Medlin
September 21, 2022 at 12:01 pm
Yep, just another dumbasscrat, crook at it again !!! MAGA!
September 25, 2022 at 5:46 pm
China Joe and his RINO Lizy Cheney will have to kick the Election another way. Republicans will take the HOUSE, SENATE and the We The People’s White House and watch List (RINO) Cheney run down the Capitol Steps CRYING wee wee We lost the Election to Republicans and have to tell for It. GOOD BYE Parasites of the Democratic Socialist/Communist Party and r FAKE ADMINISTRATION.
J. R. Justice
September 25, 2022 at 6:31 pm
Not to worry !!! Anything that these ignorant Liberal heathens do WE will simply UNDO next year !!!! their little criminal panel has absolutely no authority anyway, it is simply a waste of time and money !!!!
September 21, 2022 at 11:39 am
With her disgusting father backing her, Liz is making a fool of herself even worse. She is a proven liar and this 06 “investigation” is a farce to intelligent citizens. Give it up. She has already had a young woman tell such an unbelievable story that she should have shut up and saved what is left of her reputation. NOBODY believes Liz. She certainly has a big ego ala her father and one of the worst VP this country has ever had til the one we have now.
September 21, 2022 at 1:01 pm
To RINO Liz . No one are listening yo stupid talk . Just go back to cave.
September 21, 2022 at 1:43 pm
There’s a reason Liz will be all done at the end of December.
September 21, 2022 at 2:47 pm
What a crime that someone hates someone so much that she would do everything, cheat, lie and commit a crime like she does,
September 22, 2022 at 9:05 am
She’s Nothing more than an imbecile and a petulant POS.
September 21, 2022 at 3:27 pm
Just think, Michael Luttig was one of the court nominees that Democrats filibustered that Bush wanted to get on the court. From the look of things, we dodged a bullet, he could have been another David Souter.
Sandra Lee Smith
September 21, 2022 at 3:56 pm
Wanting to insure the votes counted were only from legitimate, registered voters, is NOT “trying to overthrow” the will of the people, but to INSURE it! Too many of the included “votes” that installed Biden, & his substitute, were, in fact, NOT the will of the people at all, but the fraudulent “will” of the PTB!
October 5, 2022 at 7:48 pm
I started seeing articles about the Electoral College Act about a year ago. None of the articles I have read actually make sense. I understand that the Act has been deemed to be archaic or written in terms not relevant today, or others say it was intended to clarify disputes prior to its enactment. No one seems to clearly state what the problems were the law was meant to address, how the Electoral College is supposed to respond to issues brought up by individual states where outcomes are very close and fraud is suspected. I saw that Democrats were very quick to believe that the Act must be changed, even though the Act itself was not brought up at all when the actions of January 6th were being investigated. Apparently Democrats feared that the Act gave what appeared to be going on in Congress as Senators were just beginning to air their ‘appearances of irregularities’ the motions of legal means! Yes, it was, according to the Electoral College Act, legal for individual states to bring up issues of suspected fraud. As you can see, I struggle to describe my point, and I would sincerely like anyone who has clarity and authority to correct me if my understanding is wrong..Do Democrats wish to change this Act because it gave legality to what was going on January 6th?
September 21, 2022 at 4:29 pm
FUGLY Rhinoceros !!
September 21, 2022 at 4:31 pm
September 21, 2022 at 8:37 pm
Liz Cheney IS NOT a Republican!! She is a RINOCRAT who should be imprisoned at GITMO, and the key to her cell DESTROYED!!
September 21, 2022 at 9:11 pm
Why does Cheney bother with being a Republican?
September 22, 2022 at 7:55 pm
Thus, proving time and time again, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that Leftism is a Transmissible Mental Disease!
Please, SPAY and NEUTER your LEFTISTS!
However, their “Transgender” movement and the end of Roe v. Wade, (with more Leftist men and women getting vasectomies or tubal ligations) are doing a marvelous job of that already!
September 22, 2022 at 10:45 pm
Hasn’t Cheney already proved she is a fool? The guys in the white coats should be on their way to pick her up. She has been around the evil, mindless Dems so much that she has caught their mind altering illness.
September 25, 2022 at 4:14 pm
Liz needs her ass whipped !
I believe she is a LYING Slutty Lezbo Rino !
September 25, 2022 at 9:01 pm
For all you puerile anklebiters venting your spleen, here’re a few facts.
First, according to the Constitution and US law, the VP can’t overturn the results of an electoral vote. Pence was correct.
Secondly, it’s Congress’s province to do so. I believe they failed in their duty to demand certain critical States conform to their State Constitutions. Trump might have won had they done so.
Third, the Democrats are trying to change the law to eliminate the Electoral College’s role. Any such law would be unconstitutional. They’d need a Constitutional Amendment to do so.
Fourth, the Democrats want not just pure democracy in the House and Senate, they want it in the presidential vote so as to permit a few big States to control the country. Hence their National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an illegal attempt around the Electoral College procedures.
September 25, 2022 at 10:23 pm
What an ill-conceived piece of legislation! Liz Cheney must have gone completely under the control of Democrats. I would pity her, but the contempt is overriding.
October 1, 2022 at 8:52 am
People if your representative votes conservative on the little things or makes conservative declarations before the camera yet votes with the progressives on the big/far reaching laws they are a self interested plant. I distrust the politicians that have become wealthy in office, they are compromised. President Trump came into office without owning anyone in Washington, and that terrifies the Uniparty. With all that counter force being a giant headwind he still accomplished so much. The Uniparty hates him for showing what phonies control DC. It is a cesspit of corruption and it can not be allowed to continue. Watch your politicians carefully, make them keep their word!
October 1, 2022 at 10:03 am
Liz Cheney is a parasite.
October 1, 2022 at 10:21 am
October 1, 2022 at 2:10 pm
Hopefully this ugly hag Cheney will not see that big Red truck coming down the street and walk right out in front of it.
October 1, 2022 at 2:55 pm
One-sided article. Many state candidates on the far right are running with the expressed intent to stop vote counts that are not in favor of the hard right authoritarians and fascists. This article neglects to mention that basic fact, the reason Rep. Cheney wants to make voting have national standards and regulations. She, unlike other former Republicans, wants our democracy to continue within the law, rules of conduct and prior precedent from up to 243 years long-standing. She’s a real patriot, not the yahoos who want to make states able to overturn elections for their preferred candidates benefit despite voter totals. It’s shameful, but the hard right has no capacity for embarrassment or shame.
October 5, 2022 at 8:07 am
Well hello there Billy boy. Are You nuts?? Liz Cheney a PATRIOT?? Liz Cheney is a TRAITOR FEMALE BENEDICT ARNOLD RINO!!!! She should be buried UNDER the prison in Guantanamo Bay!! She’s a worthless POS…..PERIOD!!!!
October 3, 2022 at 11:47 am
The cheat is in, and any attempt to curb such cheating in the future will NOT be tolerated.
Good to know.
October 5, 2022 at 8:16 am
Another Russian/Chinese agent going full-woke against America, and it’s the fugly Liz Cheney. Not surprised.
October 5, 2022 at 9:11 pm
That skank is just as TREASONOUS as her deep state daddy is!!!!! She must think she will get a good spot in the ussa if the devildemocommiecrats get their way and turn the USA into the 3rd world toilet puppet state of the new world order global dictatorship they are working towards, with the help of these 2 fruitcakes, adam kinzinger, lindsey graham, and many other TRAITORS in the gop establishment!!!!!!!!!!