Update on Voter Integrity in Texas.
According to a new article, Texas Republicans filed for an audit at around the same time that the Democrats fled the state.
NEW: Texas Republicans filed a bill for a 2020 forensic audit as Democrats fled state. The legislation targets the largest counties, which were largely won by Bidenhttps://t.co/RoCKGPPsfp — for @dcexaminer
— Daniel Chaitin (@danielchaitin7) July 21, 2021
Texas House Republicans filed for an forensic audit of the 2020 election results in large counties that largely went for President Joe Biden at the same time Democratic lawmakers fled the state.
Legislation filed last week by state Rep. Steve Toth, from the Woodlands, could have Texas follow Arizona’s GOP-led Senate in conducting a partisan inspection of election machines and materials that has prompted criticism from Democrats and state officials who say there is no evidence backing former President Donald Trump’s claims of widespread fraud.
The audit would target counties with populations above 415,000 people and calls on the governor, lieutenant governor, and House speaker to appoint an “independent third party” to conduct the review between Nov. 1 and Feb. 1, 2022.
A report is mandated to be delivered to Texas officials by March 1, 2022, “detailing any anomalies or discrepancies in voter data, ballot data, or tabulation,” the bill says.
The legislation, co-authored by more than a dozen Republicans, by was introduced on July 12, the same day many House Democrats fled the state to break quorum so the chamber would not be able to take up voting bills they oppose or any other legislation during an ongoing special session, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
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