Texas Gov Calls on Biden to Stop Spreading 'Misinformation' about Election Reforms
Greg Abbott slams Democrats for promoting falsehoods about voter integrity measures
The Republican governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has called on Joe Biden and the Democrats to stop spreading "misinformation" about his state's efforts to tackle election fraud.
Late on Tuesday, Gov. Abbott took to Twitter to blast Biden for willfully promoting falsehoods about the state GOP’s sweeping elections overhaul bill.
Earlier on Tuesday, Biden rebuked the bill in no uncertain terms during an appearance in Old City, Philadelphia.
Biden was accused of being a "pathological liar" after he smeared proponents of the election security measures by falsely claiming they are engaging in a "21st century Jim Crow assault."
Biden’s remarks came a day after Texas Democrats blocked the GOP-controlled Legislature from passing election reforms by denying the necessary quorum to pass a bill.
State Democrats hired a private jet and fled Texas to stop the bill from passing.
Abbott warned that the Democrats who fled the state face arrest upon their return.
The governor explained on Twitter that Democrats in Texas are opposing the bill that makes "it EASIER to vote & harder to cheat."
Biden has a pattern of spreading misinformation & he's at it again today.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) July 13, 2021
The #txlege is passing a law that EXPANDS early voting hours & prevents mail-in ballot fraud.
Texas is making it EASIER to vote & harder to cheat. pic.twitter.com/DGTob0obYc
There seems to be no love lost between Abbott and Biden.
Abbott starts the video by recalling the time that Biden tied him to "Neanderthal thinking" for ending mask mandates in the state.
He said Biden was wrong then and he is wrong again.
"Once again, President Biden ignores the facts," Abbott said.
"The fact is that Texas is passing a law that expands—not reduces—the hours of early voting.
"That’s more than many states, including President Biden’s home state of Delaware, which has zero hours of early voting."
He said the law will help prevent mail-in ballot fraud in the state and will "uphold the integrity of our elections and ensure that Texas who do qualify to vote by mail will have the ability to do so."
The Texas state senate approved the election reform bill on Tuesday, but the legislation is stalled due to the absence of a quorum in the House.
Rep. Chris Turner, the leader of the Texas Legislature’s House Democrats, said their efforts would ultimately be futile unless congressional Democrats take bolder action to overcome a Senate Republican blockade of the sweeping federal voting bill.
"We can’t hold this tide back forever," Turner said.
"We’re buying some time.
"We need Congress and all of our federal leaders to use that time wisely."