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S. 4573 (117th): Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act of 2022

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About the bill

This bill would mark the biggest correction to the process of counting since John-John corrected Herry Monster on Sesame Street.

Context: 2020–21

Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. He won by both 306–232 in the Electoral College and by 51.3% to 46.8% in the popular vote, a difference of roughly seven million votes.

During the subsequent two months between the election and its official certification in Congress, numerous attempts were made to change that result: by Donald Trump himself, by his legal team, by his Republican allies in Congress, and by thousands of his supporters during the violent insurrection upon the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 while Congress officially counted and certified the Electoral College results.

None of the Trump team’s …

Sponsor and status

Susan Collins

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Maine. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 18, 2022
Length: 68 pages
Jul 20, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 2617: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 29, 2022. (compare text)

38 Cosponsors (21 Democrats, 15 Republicans, 2 Independents)



Jul 20, 2022

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Sep 27, 2022
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S. 4573 (117th) 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 S. 4573. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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