Greg Abbott's file


Republican from Texas

Greg Abbott won election as governor of Texas in November 2014, carrying 59 percent of the vote. Abbott, a former member of the Texas Supreme Court, served three terms as the state's attorney general before being succeeded by Ken Paxton in early 2015.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True10 (%)(10)
  • Mostly True6 (%)(6)
  • Half True8 (%)(8)
  • Mostly False11 (%)(11)
  • False4 (%)(4)
  • Pants on Fire5 (%)(5)

Greg Abbott's website

Recent statements involving Greg Abbott

Recent stories featuring Greg Abbott

Greg Abbott's Pants on Fire voter fraud claim sparked our No. 8 fact check

Gov. Greg Abbott's claim about rampant voter fraud launched our No. 8  most-clicked fact check from 2016.

Factually flawed Christmas claims

People get the facts wrong even about Christmas.

Ho ho ho!

MOSTLY FALSE: Saudis "caught" by agents at border in Laredo

Greg Abbott, citing a web post, said Syrians were "caught" by federal agents at the border in Laredo.


We found that claim Mostly False.


See Gov. Abbott's full Truth-O-Meter report card.

Ted Cruz fact checks dominated Texas Truth-O-Meter in September

It was a very good September for PolitiFact stories featuring Ted Cruz.


Five Ted-Cruz-connected stories ranked among our 10 most-read articles in the month.

Greg Abbott lacks data tying Texas actions to drops in abortions, unintended pregnancies

A Greg Abbott tweet prompted us to check on whether legislative actions that took full effect in 2013 led to fewer abortions and unintended pregnancies.