Greg Abbott Has Built Power Like No Other Texas Governor — ProPublica Using Executive Privilege Abbott has circumvented the Law. Since he controls the Judiciary, they dismiss cases brought against his Laws. Why would you vote for Abbott? He’s anti Covid protection, banned Abortion, curtails voting rights and watching as water becomes scarce. Surely there are more working people in Texas, then Billionaires? If so, vote for Beto O’ROURKE, he’ll care about you. I cared enough, to campaign for Beto O’Rourke in 2018.

At least 34 lawsuits have been filed in the past two years challenging Abbott’s executive actions, which became bolder since the start of the pandemic. Abbott used his expanded power at first to require safety measures against COVID-19, similar to what other governors did. But after pushback from his conservative base, he later forbade local governments and businesses from imposing mask and vaccine mandates. He also forced through Republican priorities, including an order that indirectly took aim at abortions by postponing surgeries and procedures that were not medically necessary.

Lower courts have occasionally ruled against Abbott, but Texas’ all-Republican highest court has sided with the governor, dismissing many of the cases on procedural grounds. Other challenges to Abbott’s use of executive power are still pending. In no case have the governor’s actions been permanently halted.
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