With voting rights stalled, some senators mull an update to the Electoral Count Act

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Vice President Mike Pence

In this file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), center right, listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College votes of the 2020 presidential election in the House Chamber on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Congress was meeting to certify Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election, with scores of Republican lawmakers prepared to challenge the tally in a number of states during what was normally a largely ceremonial event. (Erin Scott/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.