H.R. 5472 (97th): A bill to amend chapter 29 of title 18, United States Code, to provide criminal penalties for early disclosure of presidential election results.


Feb 8, 1982
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 8, 1982, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Wayne Grisham
Representative for California's 33rd congressional district

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Summary (CRS)
2/8/1982--Introduced.Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit the disclosure of Presidential election results and the unsealing or counting of ballots before all polls have closed in each State.

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Feb 8, 1982


4 cosponsors (2D, 1R, 1N) (show)
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