According to reports on Friday, officials in a state where Democrats are trying hard to turn blue have revealed that a “full forensic audit” of ballots cast during the 2020 election is already underway.
An election audit has begun in three northern counties — Dallas, Tarrant, and Collin — as well as Harris County, which is home to Houston, according to a statement issued by the Texas Secretary of State’s office on Thursday.
“Under existing Texas laws, the Secretary of State has the authority to conduct a full and comprehensive forensic audit. We anticipate the Legislature will provide funds for this purpose,” the office said, according to CBS11 in Dallas-Fort Worth.
The audit comes after former President Donald Trump expressed his support for Texas House Bill 16 which calls for a “review of the results of the 2020 general election,” in a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott:
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. 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.
We need HB 16, which was just filed in the Third Special Session. This legislation specifically addresses the 2020 Presidential Election, and enables audits for future elections. The bill creates a process for candidates and party chairs to initiate an audit, and uses the same language as SB 97, which already passed the Texas State Senate, but did not have enough time to make it through the House during the Second Special Session.
Texas needs you to act now. Your Third Special Session is the perfect, and maybe last, opportunity to pass this audit bill. Time is running out. Paper ballots in your state are only kept for 22 months after the election. Your citizens don’t trust the election system, and they want your leadership on this issue, which is the number one thing they care about. It is their most important issue—one that will affect 2022 and 2024.
The Texas audit comes after another one just completed of ballots cast during the last election in Maricopa County, Arizona reports.
Trump has released several statements about the Arizona audit this morning. Here’s the latest one, calling for Arizona to IMMEDIATELY DECERTIFY.
“It is not even believable the dishonesty of the Fake News Media on the Arizona Audit results, which shows incomprehensible Fraud at an Election Changing level, many times more votes than is needed. The Fake News Media refuses to write the facts, thereby being complicit in the Crime of the Century. They are so dishonest, but Patriots know the truth! Arizona must immediately decertify their 2020 Presidential Election Results.”