U.S. Senate bills would ban fake electors, clear up Electoral College procedures

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By: - July 20, 2022 4:17 pm
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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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.