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August 18, 2022

U.S. Senate panel seeks legislative path to avoid repeat of Jan. 6 violence

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By Rose Horowitch and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday took up proposals to reform federal election law, aiming to avoid a repeat of the violence of Jan. 6, 2021, when Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in an effort to overturn his election defeat. The Senate Rules Committee is reviewing two legislative proposals to craft a bill to reform the 1887 Electoral Count Act, which the former president and his allies sought to use to overturn his 2020 election loss to President Joe Biden. “It’s our job to make sure this never happens again, no matter who’s …

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