Texas governor defends the upcoming 2020 election audits, which Trump requested.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday defended the state’s forthcoming audit of the 2020 presidential election results across four counties.
The move was initiated in response to former President Donald Trump’s demanded probes of the election last week.
Trump’s request came in an open letter sent to Abbott Abbott on Thursday. The letter is one of the reasons he continues to make his baseless assertion that he lost November’s election to president Joe Biden because of electoral fraud.
On Friday, in Arizona, the examination of the election results from Trump allies in the county with the highest population in the state confirmed that he could not win the presidential election of 2020 in Arizona.
Abbott stated on Fox News that he doesn’t believe that the audit is an unnecessary use of taxpayer dollars – even though Trump has won easily over Biden.
“There are audits of every aspect of government,” Abbott stated. “Why do we audit everything in this world, but people raise our hands in concern when we audit elections, which is fundamental to our democracy?”
Following the time that Trump sent his letter Thursday after the letter was released, the Texas Secretary of State’s Office demanded an investigation into four popular Texas counties: Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, and Collin counties.
Of this county, Biden took the most popular votes within Harris, Dallas, and Tarrant counties in Harris, Dallas, and Tarrant counties, whereas Trump took the title in Collin.
Abbott will be facing an election challenge next year and has already been recognized by Trump.
Abbott has made a few steps to the right over the last few months to fight against far-right opponents he’ll face during the primaries.
The letter from Trump demanded Abbott assist in advancing legislation being considered in a special Texas legislative session’s current session. HB 16.
The bill will allow county chairpersons from political organizations to review general election results for 2020 within their counties. It will also allow county chairs and political candidates of political parties to request audits of their elections shortly.
The officials in the counties that are being audited have told the Texas Tribune newspaper that they were not yet informed what the audit would be like or even the reason they are happening.
“If people want to hear it again and again and again and again, that nothing’s wrong – great,” said Harris County elections administrator Isabel Longoria.
Devika Chowdhury – She is a professional news editor, writer, and blogger for the last 10 years. She is working with NewsGater as an off-beat news editor cum writer.