What is the Electoral Count Act—and why did the House Vote to Reform it?
The Electoral Count Act is a complicated and antiquated piece of legislation, one which many say needs updating to reflect the modern realities of voting and elections.
Though members of Congress aren’t universally in favor of electoral reform, the fact that both bills have gained bipartisan support at such a politically divisive time is a good indication that the current process needs to be fixed. “Overall, the proposed reforms would help to ensure that the ethical standard of fairness is protected in future counts of Electoral College votes,” says Pelissero.
John Pelissero, senior scholar in government ethics, quoted by Reader's Digest.