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Greg Abbott: 'Without Voter Fraud, Obamacare Would Not Exist'

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott speaks during an event to announce his 2014 campaign for governor, Sunday, July 14, 2013,
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott speaks during an event to announce his 2014 campaign for governor, Sunday, July 14, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) has a theory as to how Obamacare was able become law, and it places a lot of responsibility on voting at the polls.

Speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Abbott pointed specifically to the 2008 election of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), who won by a few hundred votes. According to the Houston Chronicle, Abbott argued that if it wasn't for elections like this, the Affordable Care Act would have seen a different fate.

“Without voter fraud, Obamacare would not exist,” Abbott said.

Abbott, who launched his 2014 bid for Texas governor in mid-June, has been a leading force behind the state's voter ID law. Immediately after the Supreme Court ruled that a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional, Abbott announced that Texas was moving forward with its strict legislation.

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