Watchdog says AT&T gave over $100K to Abbott, GOP lawmakers after vowing to support voting rights | TheHill

The Texas-based telecommunications company also reportedly gave Abbott a $100,000 contribution on June 22, the same day he called for a special session to pass Republican-backed voting restrictions.

The GOP-led state Senate passed an elections bill Tuesday, a day after Democrats in the state House fled to Washington, D.C., to block consideration of the bill by denying Republicans the quorum necessary for a special legislative session.

The reported contributions from AT&T come after CEO John Stankey said in April amid a wave of voting restrictions being proposed in GOP legislatures that the company believes “the right to vote is sacred and we support voting laws that make it easier for more Americans to vote in free, fair and secure elections.”

Source: Watchdog says AT&T gave over $100K to Abbott, GOP lawmakers after vowing to support voting rights | TheHill