Is Texas next?
Reports and rumors have been flying around of a potential audit in Texas. This is of course fueled by the number of audits, and calls to audit we see nationwide.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently threw some weight behind the initiative to audit Texas.
It remains to be seen whether or not an audit will actually happen in Texas, but calls to audit Texas are definitely growing amid concerns of widespread fraud.
Texas AG Paxton has been pretty outspoken on election fraud:
“Even with our fight against mail-in ballot fraud…we still have over 50% of our cases relating to fraud—related to mail-in ballot fraud—because it’s just easier to commit fraud when you don’t have to show up.”@TXAG @KenPaxtonTX with THE REAL STORY:pic.twitter.com/fJBP0ZQYpg
— Natalie Harp (@NatalieJHarp) July 21, 2021
There is no reason not to do an audit. There is no reason not to know the truth of every election. And, certainly because there are so many questions about this one – maybe even in Texas, we should do the audit. https://t.co/V5NfnfGDqo
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) July 21, 2021
His statements were covered in The Epoch Times:
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he endorses an audit of the state’s 2020 election results, coming days after a state representative introduced a bill that would carry out an election review of Texas’s 13 most populous counties.
“I don’t know why we wouldn’t want to give people confidence in our elections, and give them the chance to know for sure that they’ve had an audit, and things are good or they’re bad,” Paxton told talk radio host Chad Hasty in an interview this week. “And it gives us an opportunity to figure out how we want to correct that.”
Rep. Steve Toth, a Republican, introduced the audit measure earlier this month, which would target counties with more than 415,000 population. Harris, Dallas, Bexar, Tarrant, Collin, Travis, Denton, Hidalgo, Fort Bend, El Paso, Williamson, Montgomery, and Cameron counties would be included in the review.
.@Toth_4_Texas filed a bill to order an "independent third party" to conduct a forensic audit of the general election in 13 counties. “Texans want to know more about the claims of voter fraud and deserve to have confidence in their elections," Toth said.https://t.co/kFoNl8obpp
— The Texan (@TheTexanNews) July 19, 2021
Texans deserve confidence in our elections. After seeing what’s happened in Arizona and Georgia, I’m calling for a forensic audit here in Texas. Official statement here: pic.twitter.com/C5Mrzctgrg
— Don Huffines (@DonHuffines) July 20, 2021
The Hill had some more details:
Attorney General Ken Paxton’s (R) office says it is in the process of prosecuting 43 individuals for a combined 510 cases of alleged voter or election fraud. Those cases are spread over multiple elections.
The calls for a forensic audit are unlikely to advance through a special session in Austin that is already consumed by the drama of a group of House Democrats who have escaped to Washington to prevent votes on an omnibus overhaul of state election law they say would hinder the right of minorities and low-income residents to vote.