Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed the session’s main election bill into law today (Tuesday) in Tyler, and it already faces at least five lawsuits. Senate Bill 1 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) does not take effect until December 2, which means the changes in law it makes will not be in use for November 2 constitutional amendment and local elections.

“Senate Bill 1 ensures trust and confidence in our elections systems,” Abbott said in a statement. “Most importantly, it makes it easier to vote and harder to cheat.”

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