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Texas Legislature ramps up penalties for mail-in ballot fraud

August 11, 2017 4:59 PM
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Texas Legislature ramps up penalties for mail-in ballot fraud

The Texas Senate by a vote of 21-10 agreed Friday to send Abbott legislation that would increase penalties for mail-in ballot fraud – one of 20 items Abbott demanded the Legislature address during a special session that is scheduled to end next week.

The bill makes it a felony instead of a misdemeanor to intentionally submit false information on a mail-in ballot application or knowingly submit or alter an application without a voter's knowledge.

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