Interview: Former FEC Chair Trevor Potter on the Election Certification Process


“I think you’ve seen a number of senators in the last days step up in a principled way, particularly as we’ve gotten closer to today’s vote counting, and the really unbelievable suggestions that somehow the vice president is constitutionally entitled to choose our next president for us. And, as I think the Republican senators realize, the dangerous position that these actions have put the Electoral College in,” said Trevor Potter, president of Campaign Legal Center. “Since Republicans generally believe that they benefit from the Electoral College, this sort of really dangerous activity, in terms of if the Electoral College is misused—as I think it is being now—being a really destabilizing force.”

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