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H.R. 6072 (114th): Election Integrity Act of 2016

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About the bill

After Russian hackers hacked files and emails from the Democratic National Committee earlier this year, many remain worried that those hackers or others could tamper with Election Day in a few days — possibly even significantly affecting the results. This is especially a growing concern given the increasing use of electronic voting machines. At least five states only use electronic voting with no paper trail: Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, New Jersey, and South Carolina.

H.R. 6072, the Election Integrity Act, was introduced by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA4) to combat this problem. The bill contains several provisions related to ensuring that ballots are counted securely and fairly.

What the bill does

The means and methods of voting vary state by state, since there is little federal regulation or oversight. Many analysts …

Sponsor and status

Henry C. “Hank” Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016
Length: 92 pages
Sep 20, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 20, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


33 Cosponsors (33 Democrats)



Sep 20, 2016

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H.R. 6072 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6072. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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