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US Senators Eye Narrow Fixes to Raise Bar for Election Challenges

  • Bipartisan group aims to raise bar for Congress to object
  • Bill lets judges rein in governors who won’t certify results
Senators Amy Klobuchar and Roy Blunt during a Rules Committee hearing. 

Senators Amy Klobuchar and Roy Blunt during a Rules Committee hearing. 

Photographer: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg
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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell threw his support Tuesday behind a bipartisan bill that would raise the bar for challenging presidential election results, boosting chances it will clear Congress this year.

The Senate bill, McConnell said, makes “modest” fixes to the process of counting electors and has a better chance of getting through Congress than a more expansive version passed by the House last week.