Texas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand

The Texas secretary of state's office announced Thursday it would carry out an election audit in four of the state's largest counties.

The announcement came just hours after former President TrumpDonald TrumpSix big off-year elections you might be missing Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' MORE, who carried Texas, demanded Texas Gov. Greg AbbottGreg AbbottThe Memo: Will COVID-19's dip boost Biden? GOP leaders escalate battle against COVID-19 vaccine mandates Lincoln Project files ethics complaint against Abbott MORE (R) back a bill to launch an election audit in the Lone Star State.

“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.

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“Let's get to the bottom of the 2020 Presidential Election Scam!”

The secretary of state's office said “a full and comprehensive forensic audit” is underway in Dallas, Harris, Tarrant and Collin counties. President BidenJoe BidenRand Paul calls for Fauci's firing over 'lack of judgment' Dems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill Six big off-year elections you might be missing MORE 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.”

Republicans have launched or are attempting to launch probes into the 2020 presidential election in a number of states as Trump continues to claim without evidence that widespread voter fraud cost him the election.

The Texas secretary of state's office did not provide any further details about what its audit would entail.