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Update to electors law desperately needed, senators declare

By MARY CLARE JALONICK
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin are making the case for overhauling the 1800s-era Electoral Count Act. The two senators pushed Wednesday for quick passage of their bipartisan compromise that would make it harder for a losing candidate to overturn the legitimate results of a presidential election. The effort comes after former President Donald Trump and his allies pressed courts, state legislatures and Congress to overturn his 2020 loss to President Joe Biden. That Trump effort culminated in the violent insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, when hundreds of his supporters pushed past police and broke into the Capitol.

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