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Electoral Count Act: Conspiracies, Controversies, and Consequences

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Join BPC next Wednesday, February 16, for a special conversation on the Electoral Count Act (ECA) with legal scholars Derek T. Muller and Richard H. Pildes, moderated by Lara Brown, Ph.D. The ECA, which guides Congress through counting Electoral College votes, became a flashpoint on January 6 – but what’s next and how do we stop an incident like this from happening again?

A bipartisan group of senators organized by Sen. Susan Collins is actively considering several changes to the ECA to thwart future attempts to disrupt the transition of power. Join us as we look at the suggested changes to the ECA, unintended consequences any changes could cause, how the law became fodder for various conspiracies, and much more!


Featured Participants

Opening remarks by:

Matthew Weil
Director, Elections Project, BPC

Panel discussion with:

Derek T. Muller
Bouma Fellow in Law; Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law

Richard H. Pildes
Sudley Family Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law

Moderated by:

Lara Brown, Ph.D.
Professor and the Director of the Graduate School of Political Management, George Washington University

Additional participants may be announced

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