We stand on opposite sides of the partisan divide, but we believe it is better to search for solutions together than to remain divided. This is particularly true of a vexing problem that could wreak havoc during the 2024 presidential election: the inadequacy of the Electoral Count Act of 1887.
The act is an antiquated, muddled and potentially unconstitutional law that allows uncertainty during a critical step in the peaceful transfer of power. The act became law 10 years after several states submitted competing slates of electoral votes during the disputed Reconstruction-era election of 1876. It spawned no controversy for the next 30 presidential elections.