Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the Lone Star state will launch an election audit in four counties. The move came shortly after former President Trump said in a statement through his Save America PAC that despite his win in the state constituents were still calling for audits in four of the largest counties.
“Despite my big win in Texas, I hear Texans want an election audit! You know your fellow Texans have big questions about the November 2020 Election,” Trump said. “Bills to audit elections in your great state’s House and Senate were considered during Texas’ Second Special Session. Instead, the legislature passed a watered-down amendment that doesn’t even apply to the 2020 Presidential Election. This short amendment doesn’t answer the questions Texans have about the last election. Texans demand a real audit to completely address their concerns.”
The Hill reports:
The secretary of state’s office said “a full and comprehensive forensic audit” is underway in Dallas, Harris, Tarrant and Collin counties. President Biden won in Dallas, Harris and Tarrant counties, while Trump carried Collin County.
Democrats immediately decried the announcement.
“Let me be the first to congratulate the disgraced former president, Donald Trump, on his apparently becoming the new governor of Texas,” state House Democratic Caucus Chairman Chris Turner said on Twitter.
“Pitiful yet predictable that @GregAbott_TX has capitulated to Trump yet again.”