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Changing Times Spark Debates about Electoral Count Act of 1887 – February 7, 2022

The complex Electoral College has led American democracy down a fraught presidential path many times: in 1800, 1876, 2000, 2016 and most memorably on January 6, 2021. This was the first time the peaceful transfer of power was ever broken by an outgoing president desperate to change his loser status. In this Congress Report, congressional expert and Washington journalist Jamie Stiehm, discusses the Electoral Count Act of 1887 and recent debates following the January 6 riots.