Governor Abbott Statement On Texas Voter ID Law

July 20, 2016 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

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.”