Contesting a Presidential Election, & More from CRS

08.31.16 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

The procedures for challenging the outcome of a presidential election are summarized in a new publication from the Congressional Research Service.

“The initial responsibility for resolving challenges, recounts, and contests to the results of a presidential election” lies with each individual state, CRS noted. But under some circumstances, challenges to a presidential election can work their way up to Congress for resolution. See How Can the Results of a Presidential Election Be Contested?, CRS Legal Sidebar, August 26, 2016.

Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following:

Saudi Military Campaign in Yemen Draws Congressional Attention to U.S. Arms Sales, CRS Insight, August 30, 2016

Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy, updated August 29, 2016

Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations, updated August 26, 2016

Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations in Brief, updated August 26, 2016

Gangs in Central America, updated August 29, 2016

American Agriculture and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, updated August 30, 2016

Small Business: Access to Capital and Job Creation, August 26, 2016

Tolling U.S. Highways, August 26, 2016

Labor Day Speech Resources: Fact Sheet, August 26, 2016

Supreme Court: Length of the Scalia Vacancy in Historical Context, CRS Insight, August 26, 2016