'Bring It': Gov. Abbott Blasts DOJ Lawsuit Over Texas Voter ID Law

Brittany M. Hughes | November 5, 2021
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott had two strong and pointed words in response to the Biden Justice Department’s lawsuit over the state’s new voter integrity laws: “Bring it.”

“Bring it. The Texas election integrity law is legal” Abbott tweeted in response to a Texas Tribune article outlining how the DOJ is suing the Lonestar State over its recently enacted voter laws that, among other provisions, restrict mail-in voting to prevent the opportunity for voter fraud and election rigging.

“[The law] INCREASES hours to vote,” Abbott continued. “It does restrict illegal mail ballot voting. Only those who qualify can vote by mail. It also makes ballot harvesting a felony. In Texas it is easier to vote but harder to cheat.”

The law places added restrictions on who can vote by mail and how mail-in voters must identify themselves, as well as new rules on voter assistance. It also makes ballot harvesting, or the practice of collecting ballots and delivering them to the ballot box, a felony.

The DOJ argues that the Texas law illegally inhibits the ability of minorities, the military, and those with disabilities to vote, asserting that the state has a “history of discrimination against voters with disabilities.” 

 

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