Klobuchar Lauds MSNBC As The Voice Of Truth

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) went on the record Tuesday morning thanking MSNBC for being the shining light of truth on new legislation reforming the certification of the Electoral College tally.

Speaking with “Morning Joe” host Willie Geist about the Presidential Election Reform Act, the senator thanked the ultra-left wing network for being “a check on the lies and a check on the conspiracy.”

The legislation is intended to reform the 1887 Electoral Count Act by removing any power of the vice president in the certification process and making the role purely ceremonial.

Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced the Presidential Election Reform Act on Monday. Both lawmakers have worked on the Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Cheney is one of only two GOP members on the committee.

Supporters say it is to remove any uncertainty about the results of a presidential election. Its language makes that clear.

The bill defines the role of the presiding officer, which is the vice president, as “ministerial.” It further declares that the vice president “shall not have any power to determine or otherwise resolve disputes concerning the proper electors for a State” or their validity or votes.

Cheney and Lofgren’s measure specifically prevents the presiding officer from ordering a delay in counting electoral votes.

Furthermore, the bill increases the difficulty for members of Congress to object to any state’s electoral count. Under current law, only one member of the House and Senate has to object. This can spur extended debating and voting over the validity of that objection.

The new bill erases this and replaces it with the requirement that a third of all members of both the House and Senate would have to object to delay the process. This would enact a very high bar for stopping the process.

It also makes new protocols for governors to send their state’s presidential election results to Washington and requires certification by governors by Dec. 14. Those results must then be forwarded to the U.S. archivist.