The House and Senate adopted the conference committee report for Senate Bill 1 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), sending the session’s main elections bill to Gov. Greg Abbott (R). No Democrats voted to adopt the report, and Rep. Lyle Larson (R-San Antonio) was the lone Republican to vote against it. In the Senate, the report was adopted on a party-line, 18-13 vote.
“It is about ensuring that all Texans trust the outcome of every election in Texas,” Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) said in a statement. “We’ve succeeded in our goal to make voting in Texas easier while making it more difficult to cheat.” In a statement, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said the bill “will solidify trust and confidence in the outcome of our elections by making it easier to vote and harder to cheat.” Abbott said he would sign it into law.
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