The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives voted to pass the Presidential Election Reform Act on Wednesday by a 229-203 vote. The bill managed to pass with the help of nine members of the GOP, one of whom was Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, who is clearly still ticked off that she lost her bid for reelection in her state’s primary to a Trump-backed candidate.
You see, ever since the whole debacle at the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, Cheney has attempted to endear herself to the Republican Party establishment by making war on former President Donald Trump, which also would help her to win over centrist Democrat voters and possibly increase her chances of cinching the GOP nomination for president in 2024.
Unfortunately, things are not going her way. Before she leaves office, she’s wanting to make sure to take one final parting shot at the Republican Party and Trump himself, which was this legislation, which she introduced with Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a Democrat of California.
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According to Axios, the legislation would require one-third of House members to sign onto an objection to certifying a state’s presidential electors — a higher threshold than the current requirement of just one House member and one senator.
Also, the bill would narrow the grounds for filing an objection, while clarifying that the role of the vice president — who also serves as Senate president — would be purely ceremonial within this process.
The bill would also require governors to transmit the slate of electors chosen by the state’s popular vote and allow campaigns to file lawsuits to ensure that happens, citing the Axios report.
Reportedy, only nine Republican representatives voted in favor of PERA: Cheney, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Peter Meijer and Fred Upton of Michigan, Tom Rice of South Carolina, John Katko and Chris Jacobs of New York, Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio and Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington. They all have either lost in their primaries this summer or chosen not to run again for congressional office.
As it stands, none of the nine members of the GOP will have any voting power in the House after January 2023 rolls around. Axios is also reporting that the Senate has already created its own electoral count reform bill that has snagged the support of 10 Republican senators, which means it is filibuster proof.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is what traitors to your party and its platform look like. But, in all honesty, it’s the last dying gasp of the establishment in the GOP. Many, many Trump-backed candidates will end up in office this November, which means that the old hat politicians are fading away, and MAGA is taking over.