Bipartisan Electoral Count Reform Act Is Promising, But Congress Must Continue to Address Threats to Our Democracy

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WASHINGTON — Jesselyn McCurdy, executive vice president of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate Rules Committee’s approval of S.4573, the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act of 2022:

“This legislation represents significant movement toward protecting our democracy from future attacks on presidential elections. The bipartisan bill contains important, common-sense reforms that modernize the process for certifying and counting electoral votes. While reform of the Electoral Count Act is necessary, that alone does not meet the current crisis in our democracy. Congress must still prevent anti-freedom politicians from keeping voters — especially voters of color — from the ballot box by passing the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.”

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