Texas Gov. Abbott: Proposed Voting Reforms Will Make It ‘Easier To Vote’ And ‘Harder To Cheat’


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott claims that new voting reforms in his state would make voting easier and more secure at the same time.

Election security is just one of many subjects being discussed at a special session of the Texas legislature Abbott called that began Thursday.

“Even Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives, they agree that as a concerns mail in ballots that is an area where improving the mail in ballot system is a way to achieve greater election integrity,” Abbott told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace. “So what Texas is doing is we’re making it easier to vote by adding more hours in early voting than we have in current law, but also making it harder to cheat with regard to mail in ballot.”

Texas is considering new voting laws after the Supreme Court ruled that Arizona’s election security measures – which included a prohibition against ballot harvesting – were legal. Abbott claimed that ballot harvesting, in which a third party collects others’ absentee ballots and submits them, poses a real threat to election integrity.

Abbott noted that a federal judge appointed by former President Barack Obama observe… (Read more)

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