BY ANNA M. TINSLEY
Gov. Greg Abbott called on two Tarrant lawmakers to lead the way in cracking down on mail-in ballot fraud in Texas.
Abbott recently pointed to state Rep. Craig Goldman, R-Fort Worth, and state Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills, as leaders in this issue once the special session starts July 18.
“The right to vote is sacred in this country, and ensuring the integrity of the ballot box is one of the most fundamental functions of government,” Abbott said in a statement. “I prosecuted countless cases of mail-in ballot fraud as Attorney General, but the problem continues to exist today.
“I applaud Rep. Goldman and Sen. Hancock for their commitment to strengthen penalties for those who undermine the integrity of our elections.”
Curtailing mail-in voter fraud is one of 20 items Abbott announced will be on the agenda for this 30-day special session.