Latest True Fact-checks on Greg Abbott Greg Abbott stated on August 30, 2018 in a TV ad: Says Texas "high school graduation rates are at all-time highs." Greg Abbott stated on February 19, 2018 in a conference call with voters: Says Texas ranks among the nation’s top five states for its high school graduation rate. Greg Abbott stated on May 12, 2016 in a speech to the Republican Party of Texas convention in Dallas: The 2015 Legislature "passed the fewest laws in 20 years." Greg Abbott stated on February 22, 2015 in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation": "Already this calendar year, since January 1, we have had more than 20,000 people come across the border, apprehended, unauthorized." Greg Abbott stated on December 7, 2014 in an interview on Meet the Press: "My wife is going to be the first Hispanic first lady in the history of Texas." Greg Abbott stated on October 15, 2014 in a letter to David Feldman, Houston's city attorney: A lawyer demanded "several Houston pastors hand over to the city government many of their private papers, including their sermons." Greg Abbott stated on February 10, 2014 in an opinion article in The (McAllen) Monitor: "As attorney general, I have prosecuted judges, district attorneys and other public officials across Texas who violated that (public) trust, who have been corrupted." Greg Abbott stated on April 27, 2013 in remarks at FreedomWorks Texas Summit in Austin: Says he has sued the Obama administration 25 times. Greg Abbott stated on February 12, 2013 in a Twitter post.: Says the "last non-partisan commission to improve the voting experience in America concluded that #VoterID was necessary." Greg Abbott stated on January 3, 2013 in a tweet: Says according to the FBI, more people are killed each year with hammers and clubs than rifles. Greg Abbott stated on January 14, 2011 in a press release: There have been "at least four incidents where bullets from Mexico have crossed the border." Greg Abbott stated on August 26, 2010 in an interview: Says a highway was closed in El Paso because of bullets flying across the border.