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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a press release he would sign the Republican-backed voting rights bill that was passed by the state legislature earlier during the day.

“Senate Bill 1 will strengthen confidence in the outcome of our election by facilitating voting and fraud,” Abbott said Tuesday. “I look forward to signing Senate Bill 1, Ensuring the Integrity of the Texas Elections.”

In July, more than 50 Democrats in the Texas legislature arrived in Washington, DC in a second attempt to deny Republicans a quorum to pass the bill, which seeks to ensure the integrity of the electoral system.

Republican law will limit early voting hours, ban drive-thru voting, further restrict postal voting, ban public officials from sending unsolicited postal ballot requests, facilitate the annulment of an election on the basis of fraud allegations and will provide observers with broader access to where the election activity is taking place.

Texas is one of 48 states in the United States that introduced or proposed 408 May 19 voters’ bills. To date, 25 have been promulgated.


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