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Governor Abbott spoke with KHOU 11 on Wednesday.
Abbott said the Texas voting bill, which puts an end to drive-through and 24-hour voting, would help make elections safer.
“I can guarantee this to you, I have no constitutional right to vote 24 hours a day,” Abbott said.
He said the reason was that poll observers had to be there to make sure there were no illegal votes. He also said that the proposed law would add more time to voting than previously existed.
“Texas makes it much easier than ever to vote in time,” he said. “No one, financially or racially, has a background that deprives them of their ability to vote,” he said.
Abbott categorically argued that the allegations that the bill was depriving people of the right to vote were “fake.”
The Democratic Party said the promotion of electoral reform was an attempt to strengthen former President Donald Trump’s claim that the 2020 elections were stolen. When asked if he thinks the election was stolen in an interview with KHOU 11, Mr Abbott said what the state was doing with regard to election law was “totally unrelated” to the last presidential election.
But he says he believes there is a fraudulent vote in Texas.
“Everyone understands that fraudulent elections occur in Texas, and every election we need to make sure that the election process is honest,” Abbott said. “At the same time we achieve that integrity, we increase the number of hours people have to vote, making it easier than ever in the history of the state.”
KHOU11 Anchor Len Cannon, who was interviewing Abbott, pointed out that in the last five years, there have been 197 fraudulent voting complaints out of millions of votes, according to our research.
Canon put pressure on Abbott again when he thought the 2020 election was stolen from Trump.
“What I know, and what I know, will answer what happened in Texas,” Abbott said. “I think the results of the elections in Texas were valid, but as you know, there were cases of fraudulent elections in Houston where someone voted illegally.”
The case mentioned by Governor Abbott was the case of Herbis Rogers, who waited about six hours to vote in March 2020. He was arrested over a year later. I was accused of voting even though I was not eligible to vote..
Abbott said he doesn’t think fraudulent voting changed the outcome of the 2020 elections in Texas.
“There are other cases of fraud in Texas in this election, but changing the outcome of the election wasn’t enough,” Abbott said.
Abbott said the results are valid, despite “known cases of fraudulent voting.”
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