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An election official works in the ballot room organizing unused ballots returned from voting precincts after Election Day at the Kenosha Municipal Building in Kenosha, Wisc., November 4, 2020. (Daniel Acker/Reuters) Clarity now can prevent a constitutional crisis later.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE M ona Charen argues at the Bulwark that Democrats should focus their energies away from the doomed H.R. 1 and the John Lewis Act, and push for revisions to the Electoral Count Act (ECA). Ed Kilgore in New York magazine makes a similar case for revising the ECA. Not all of Charen’s suggestions are well-considered, but the project of revising the ECA to head off potential problems in 2024 is worthwhile.

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