Special Session: A called session of the Texas Legislature will convene tomorrow at 10 a.m. At this point, only a single item – adjusting the Sunset review dates for several agencies – is on the call, but Gov. Greg Abbott has promised to add 19 other items via a supplemental call, including reducing mail-in ballot fraud, once the Sunset bill has been addressed.
Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) filed Senate Bill 5 to increase penalties for voter fraud committed via mail-in ballots, particularly for individuals convicted of prior or concurrent election fraud offenses or the victim was a voter aged 65 or older.
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