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Abbott names new election chief after voter citizenship flub

 

August 18, 2019



AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed a new secretary of state on Monday after his previous one resigned amid backlash for wrongly questioning the U.S. citizenship of nearly 100,000 voters.

The Republican governor announced in a statement that he appointed Texas Workforce Commission Chair Ruth Ruggero Hughs to serve as the new secretary of state, a position that also oversees the state's elections. Ruggero Hughs has chaired that commission since last August.

"I am proud to appoint Ruth as Secretary of State and I am confident that her experience at the Texas Workforce Comm...



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