Dem AGs Applaud Inclusion of Electoral Count Act Reforms in Omnibus
December 23, 2022
Washington, DC — The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) applauds Congress for including reforms to the Electoral Count Act (ECA) in the omnibus bill that will help protect democracy in 2024 and beyond.
Statement from DAGA Co-Chairs Nevada AG Aaron Ford and Delaware AG Kathy Jennings:
“We applaud the bipartisan members who included these necessary reforms to the ECA that will help protect our democracy and safeguard free and fair elections. In 2022 voters overwhelmingly backed pro-democracy Democratic AGs — especially in states like Michigan, Nevada, and Arizona following the results of the recount — as a clear rejection of dangerous election deniers who want to undermine our democracy. Among the most important reforms included in this bill are the safeguards to stop state officials, from governors to state legislators, from going rogue and trying to steal another election like they did in 2020.
“Democratic AGs have long been on the front lines of this fight — from leading the legal battle against Donald Trump’s Big Lie, to protecting millions of Americans’ votes and private information, and holding people accountable for their actions on January 6th and the run-up to the insurrection. Passing these reforms is a major step towards progress, and we will continue to work together and with our partners in Congress to further prevent attacks on our democracy and protect every American’s freedom to vote.”