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Federal Contested Elections Act: Overview and Recent Contests in the House of Representatives [January 19, 2021]   [open pdf - 537KB]

From the Document: "The Federal Contested Elections Act (FCEA; 2 U.S.C. §§381-396), enacted in 1969, rests at the intersection of federal election law and policy, legislative procedure, and constitutional provisions regarding congressional authority over House elections and membership. This CRS [Congressional Research Service] In Focus provides a brief overview of the FCEA and highlights recent contests initiated under the statute. FCEA contests rarely change election results, as doing so typically requires the House to overturn a state-certified election result."

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CRS In Focus, IF11734
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Date:
2021-01-19
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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