Former President Trump has thrown his support behind Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R-Texas) reelection bid since the governor finds himself embroiled in a struggle with Texas Democrats within a contentious new voting rights bill.
Trump said in a statement Tuesday endorsing Abbott the Texas Republican”is a fighter and a fantastic Governor for its extraordinary folks of Texas” and has helped turn the country into a”job-creating machine”
“Governor Greg Abbott will be a fantastic leader for the Lone Star State, also contains my Complete and overall Endorsement to get re-election. He’ll never let you down!” Trump said in the announcement, which was dispersed by his direction PAC Save America.
Trump’s approval, that has been maintain immense influence among Republicans in Texas and else wherecomes as a struggle over voting rights has ready to burst from The Lone Star State over voting rights.
Democrats in the state legislature blocked a contentious bill from coming to the ground from staging a walkout over the weekend, denying that the state House that a quorum. That stops the legislature from being able to send the invoice into Abbott’s desk for a touch.
The bill would, among other things, restrict early voting and curbside voting, pub around-the-clock voting centres and curtail using drop boxes.
Republicans have railed against the Democrats’ move, saying the bill will still pass at a special session later this season, and Abbott stated he’d veto the legislature’s funding to decrease lawmakers’ wages.
The mushrooming struggle has attracted national attention as Republican-led countries throughout the country mull their particular voting restrictions.
Trump has become the chief cheerleader of this campaign because he proceeds to degree unsubstantiated allegations that widespread voter fraud cost him that the 2020 presidential race.
Republicans have jumped his forecasts for voter constraints even though several recounts and studies have verified that no widespread fraud happened.
Abbott was elected to the governorship in 2014 and handily won reelection in 2018 by over 13 points.
“I’m proud of this work we’ve done with each other to secure the border, bring more jobs into Texas, and safeguard the freedoms which make America and Texas great-and we’re only getting started. I thank President Trump because of his leadership. And I shall continue to fight for the values which make Texas the best state in the usa.”