House Speaker Phelan Resists Trump-Abbott Push to Revise Election Law

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan, left, seen here during a visit to the Del Rio border crossing, opposes “re-litigating” an election law passed in August.

The Republican leader of the Texas House of Representatives says he opposes revising the election law passed in August, Senate Bill 1.

Speaker Dade Phelan issued a statement Thursday night after Governor Greg Abbott added to an item to the agenda of the third special session, asking the legislature to increase the penalty for illegal voting…