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A bill to reform the process for certifying the election of the President of the United States has passed the House of Representatives, 229-203. 9 Republicans - including the bill’s co-author, outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) - joined 220 Democrats to vote in its favor. The bill increases the threshold required to raise an objection to an electoral count from one member of each congressional chamber to one-third of the members of each chamber. The bill also clarifies that the Vice President’s role in

Enough Texas Democrats have returned from Washington, D.C. to the Texas State House to end the party’s 38-day stand against Republican-sponsored election reforms. The bill that Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives had hoped to defeat has already passed the Texas State Senate and will likely be signed by Governor Greg Abbott in the coming weeks. Some frustration and disagreement between the state’s Democrats has been expressed to the press since enough members of the party have relented to allow for the bill

Black civil rights leaders conducted a virtual, closed-door meeting with Joe Manchin (D-WV), the Senate’s lone Democratic holdout against the For The People Act, a sweeping voting rights bill. In addition to trying to win his support for the bill, civil rights leaders urged the Senator to reconsider his opposition to ending the filibuster, a procedural tactic which makes it necessary for a supermajority of Senators to approve of a bill before it reaches a final vote. One of the civil rights leaders at

Since the passage of Georgia’s new election law, parties from across the political spectrum have weighed-in on what it does and does not do. In this report, ABC News breaks down some of the more common claims about the law, including how it affects voting hours and early voting opportunities, ID requirements for mail-in voting, giving food and water to voters waiting in line, ballot drop boxes, and partisan control of county and state election boards.Visit ABC News to learn more.  Voter Education Week Young adults

Democrats and voting rights advocates in Texas are putting pressure on the state’s largest businesses to speak out against pending legislation which they argue would disproportionately limit ballot access to voters of color. These businesses include AT&T, Pepsi, Toyota, Frito-Lay, and Southwest Airlines. State Republican leaders, including Governor Greg Abbott, have responded by criticizing corporations which have weighed-in on the issue of voting rights.Visit ABC News to learn more.  Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and