Texas Gov. Greg Abbott set to sign election bill Tuesday

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott set to sign election bill Tuesday


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) will be signing the Lone Star state’s election integrity bill on Tuesday after facing opposition from Democrats over a bill he said will solidify voter “trust and confidence.”

The governor will sign the election security bill, known as SB 1, at 11 a.m. local time, after traveling to Tyler, Texas, according to Fox News and Abbott’s office.

Last week, the Texas Senate voted 18-13 along party lines to pass the measure after the House voted 80-41 to approve it. Democrats were able to stall the measure in May after staging a mass walk-out to prevent its passage. 

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The bill will increase the number of poll watchers, set additional rules for mail-in voting, outlaw 24-hour polling places and remove drive-thru voting. 

Abbott signaled his intent to sign the bill shortly after its approval by the legislature. 

“Senate Bill 1 will solidify trust and confidence in the outcome of our elections by making

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