Reinvent Albany Joins Letter Urging Congress to Pass Electoral Count Act Reforms by End of Year


Reinvent Albany joined the New York City Bar and N.Y. Public Interest Research Group in a letter to members of the NYS Congressional Delegation, calling on them to support efforts to pass critical reforms to the Electoral Count Act (ECA). The House’s Presidential Election Reform Act and Senate’s Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act, which have received bipartisan support, should be reconciled and passed by the end of this year. The bills would clarify the role of the vice-president to make clear that the vice-president’s role during the process during the ratification of the Electoral College votes cast by the states is ministerial. Although our groups do not take a position on the differences between the bills, we hope that the House and Senate will work collaboratively to address these differences and embrace this opportunity to adopt necessary ECA reform.