After being the focus of
"She doesn't know what she's talking about," said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation." "In New Jersey, we have early voting that are available to people."
In a speech last week, Clinton castigated Christie, former Govs.
Christie, who will decide this month if he will run for the GOP presidential nomination, vetoed a Democratic bill in 2013 that would have expanded in-person early voting in the state.
Speaking on "Face the Nation," Christie said he doesn't want to expand early voting and "increase the opportunities for fraud."
"And maybe that's what Mrs. Clinton wants to do. I don't know. But the fact is that the folks in New Jersey have plenty of an opportunity to vote," he said.
Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history who last week announced his second bid for the Republican nomination, dismissed Clinton's comments as "ridiculous."
"It's way outside the norm of ridiculous, if you want to know the truth of the matter, to call out the people of the state of Texas, because that's what she did," Perry said on CNN's "State of the Union."
In Texas, Perry signed into law a controversial GOP measure that requires the state's estimated 14 million registered voters to show photo identification to cast a ballot. The law, which has faced several legal battles, was allowed to take effect last fall by the Supreme Court.
Republican-led legislatures from North Carolina to Texas have in recent years passed measures, including voter-identification requirements and limits on early voting, which have been widely criticized by Democrats as moves to disenfranchise minority voters.
Clinton, in her Houston speech, called for automatic voter registration, which would register every American citizen at 18 -- similar to a recently passed state law in Oregon.
Moreover, she called on the GOP-led
"I think this would have a profound impact on our elections and our democracy," she said.