Trump demands Abbott back election audit in Texas

Source: The Hill | September 23, 2021 | Tal Axelrod

Former President Trump is pressuring Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) to back a bill to launch an election audit in the Lone Star State, signaling an expanded effort to throw his broader 2020 election defeat into question.

While Trump won Texas handily in November, he issued an open letter to Abbott on Thursday repeating his unfounded claims of voter fraud and other irregularities “in some” counties in the state and urged the governor to back the election audit bill in the Texas Legislature’s upcoming special session.

“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.

“Texas needs you to act now. Your Third Special Session is the perfect, and maybe last, opportunity to pass this audit bill,” he added. “Texans know voting fraud occurred in some of their counties. Let’s get to the bottom of the 2020 Presidential Election Scam!”

Abbott’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

The call from Trump echoes others he’s made in states like Arizona, Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania. However, it is among the first in a state he easily won in 2020.


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