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09/29/2013 11:09 am ET Updated Sep 29, 2013

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

AP

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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