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 TrumpBiden heading to Kansas City to promote infrastructure package Trump calls Milley a 'f---ing idiot' over Afghanistan withdrawal First rally for far-right French candidate Zemmour prompts protests, violence MORE, who carried Texas, demanded Texas Gov. Greg AbbottGreg AbbottSunday shows preview: Multiple states detect cases of the omicron variant Hillicon Valley —TSA to strengthen rail sector cybersecurity When politics trump workers' health, we know who gets burned 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.
“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 BidenChina eyes military base on Africa's Atlantic coast: report Biden orders flags be flown at half-staff through Dec. 9 to honor Dole Biden heading to Kansas City to promote infrastructure package 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.”
Let me be the first to congratulate the disgraced former president, Donald Trump, on his apparently becoming the new governor of Texas.— Chris Turner (@ChrisGTurner) September 24, 2021
Pitiful yet predictable that @GregAbbott_TX has capitulated to Trump yet again. #txlege https://t.co/12PQeJGWtI
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.