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Top Senate Republican signals interest in narrow approach to U.S. election reform

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By David Morgan and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As Democrats struggled to move forward on broad new voting rights legislation, the U.S. Senate’s top Republican signaled interest on Wednesday in changing an 1887 law that allows members of Congress to dispute presidential election results. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell opened the door to altering the Electoral Count Act, a day before the anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, in which supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the halls of Congress trying to overturn his election defeat. “I think it’s worth discussing…

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