Cardin says he hopes the electoral counting law will be passed before the midterm elections in November.

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) said Saturday that he hopes to pass the newly proposed electoral tally law through Congress and pass it before the midterm elections in November.

During an appearance on CNN’s “Newsroom,” Cardan told host Pamela Brown that he hopes the proposed legislation will be in the Senate by September, praising the bipartisan effort.

Hopefully it will be rolled out before the November elections. Hope this is the leader [Chuck] Schumer will bring him to Earth in September. We have bipartisan support. “We think we have enough support to get this bill passed,” Cardin told Brown. “We’ve already spoken with our colleagues in the House of Representatives and I think they’re ready to take it over as soon as we get it approved in the Senate.”

So we hope that this law will be enacted before the November elections. Let’s get this done. Let’s make it very clear. “I’m very proud of the fact that this is bipartisan,” Cardin added. “We’ve got Democrats and Republicans working together and realizing that the Electoral Counting Act especially needs to be enacted right away.”

Electoral counting act, a statement By a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday, it intends to reform the Electoral Counting Act of 1887 by ensuring that the incumbent vice president does not have the power to nullify the presidential election and make it difficult for lawmakers to veto the Electoral College vote.

The proposed legislation came in response to the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, in which a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in an effort to stop ratification of President Biden’s Electoral College victory. Former President Trump lobbied his Vice President, Mike Pence, to cancel results in certain states in order to give Trump a victory, but Pence said it was not within his power.

The purpose of the law is to reaffirm the ceremonial role of the vice president in counting the Electoral College votes after a presidential election.

Cardin, a co-sponsor of the proposed legislation, added that the Capitol Rebellion played a role in creating the electoral tally law, saying lawmakers want to make sure nothing like this happens again.

“So the laws that were in place before the election are used for who, who endorses voters, and how does this process go forward,” Cardin told Brown. “Obviously, these last hearings, point to what happened on January 6th, and we want to make sure that doesn’t happen again, and one of the things we can do is clarify our election laws.”

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