Proposals for Reform of the Electoral College


Charlotte Byrd (Editor)

Series: American Political, Economic and Security Issues
BISAC: POL040000

Every four years, Congress gathers to count electoral votes and certify a winner of the presidential election. That process is usually uneventful. No longer—on January 6, 2021, supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol, seeking to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. There is a law meant to prevent the chaos of that day: the Electoral Count Act of 1887 (the “ECA”).1 This book will examine the ECA and argue that it is badly in need of reform.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Electoral Count Act: The Need for Reform
Committee on Rules and Administration

Chapter 2. The Electoral Count Act of 1887: Proposals for Reform
Committee on House Administration

Chapter 3. The Electoral College: Options for Change and 117th Congress Proposals
Thomas H. Neale

Chapter 4. “Faithless Elector” Challenge Goes to Supreme Court
Jacob D. Shelly


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