50 Voter Fraud Convictions? Let’s Check
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says he has won 50 convictions for election fraud. In this week’s PolitiFact Texas, that’s what we’re checking. KUT’s Emily Donahue spoke with Gardner Selby of the Austin American- Statesman’s fact checking unit PolitiFact Texas about Abbott’s claim that since 2002, election fraud investigations by his office have resulted in 50 convictions. Election fraud is in the public eye lately because of the state’s voter ID law, whose proponents say it will prevent voter impersonation.
Interestingly enough, only two on the list were identified that way, but most of the cases were involving illegal voting, such as voting more than once, voting despite ineligibility, or having someone else’s ballot; I suppose some of that could be seen as voter impersonation.