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Governor Abbott Statement On Texas Voter ID Law

Wednesday, July 20, 2016  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release
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Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement on the 5th Circuit Court’s Voter ID ruling:

“The 5th Circuit rightly reversed the lower court’s finding of discriminatory purpose, but wrongly concluded the law had a discriminatory effect. Voter fraud is real, and it undermines the integrity of the election process. As Attorney General I prosecuted cases against voter fraud across the State, and Texas will continue to make sure there is no illegal voting at the ballot box.”