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Texas Legislature 2021

Gov. Greg Abbott calls for stiffer penalty for illegal voting — weeks after he signed a bill lowering it

The punishment for the crime was scheduled to go down in December, due to the passage of a sweeping bill that restricted the state’s voting process and narrowed local control of elections.

Voting signs at Dan Ruiz Branch Library in Austin on Election Day. Nov. 3, 2020.

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