Trump opponents push changing how America elects presidents

Over recent years, there’s been a Democrat challenging the validity of virtually every presidential election in which a Republican was the winner.

Then President Donald Trump challenged the 2020 results.

In fact, during that election analysts have charged that the FBI stole the election from Trump by influencing social media companies to repress accurate – but damaging – information about the Biden family’s international business schemes.

Also, Mark Zuckerberg handed out $420 million through foundations to be used largely by leftist local election officials to recruit Democrat voters, another factor that analysts say could have changed the victor from Trump to Joe Biden.

But now that Trump has raised questions, leftists say they want to change the Electoral Count Act, that 135-year-old law that specifies that each state chooses electors who meet in the Electoral College and cast their ballots to determine the winner.

It was set up at least partly to assure that smaller states still would influence an election, since the vote if truly was a “democratic” procedure, would never need to consider the votes from 25 or 30 states with the lowest populations.

The Washington Times said it is “Liz Cheney’s swan song,” referring to the Wyoming representative who has been laser-focused on preventing Trump from being in federal office again, and whose obsession cost her the Republican primary victory in Wyoming.

The Times reported Cheney has been working with Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., to introduce changes to the law that they want.

In a commentary in the Wall Street Journal they claimed without their changes, there would fight the “prospect of another effort to steal a presidential election, perhaps with another attempt to corrupt Congress’s proceeding to tally electoral votes.”

Cheney and Lofgren want four changes: a statement that the vice president only acts as a functionary in counting the votes and has no influence over them. They also want to limit the scope of objections to an election and require huge numbers of members of Congress to sign onto the concerns before they would be considered.

They also want presidential candidates permitted to sue states.

And they want to ban changes that affect elections after those elections are held.

Just the News said work on the proposal is expected to begin in the House and Senate this week.

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