Abbott says Texas vote audits aren’t all about Trump

Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott is insisting that his Secretary of State’s decision to audit the 2020 election results in several counties is not entirely due to former President Trump’s recent call to “get to the bottom of the 2020 election scam!” Facing questions after a much-criticized audit in Maricopa County, Arizona simply reaffirmed Biden’s victory there – and by an even greater margin than previous thought – Governor Abbott defended Texas’s decision to proceed with its own audits in broad civic terms: “Why do we audit everything in this world,” he asked, “but people raise their hands in concern when we audit elections, which is fundamental to our democracy?” According to the current count, Donald Trump won the state of Texas by approximately 600,000 votes.



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