Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday safeguarded his state’s choice to reconsider the outcomes of the 2020 governmental election and declined the concept that he was simply acquiescing the desires of previous President Donald Trump.
“There are audits of every aspect of government,” he stated on “Fox News Sunday.“ “We have a state auditor, there’s a federal auditor for the way the government operations work. Businesses that are public companies are subject to an annual audit. Why do we audit everything in this world, but people raise their hands in concern when we audit elections, which is fundamental to our democracy?
Abbott’s remarks came two days after a monthslong audit by a firm called Cyber Ninjas cited some issues in Arizona’s handling of the 2020 election but confirmed that Biden had won Maricopa County, which was the focus of their efforts, and, therefore, the state, by even more votes than believed at the time. “The takeaway is that this was a colossal waste of time,” stated Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.
Critics have actually argued that the continued push to reconsider the outcomes of the 2020 election in different states is harmful self-confidence in America‘s elections, undermining the Democratic process and wasting taxpayers’ cash. Fixated on returning to the White House, Trump has actually made it generously clear that he thinks the election was taken, regardless of mountains of proof to the contrary. States have actually waited the outcomes they accredited, and courts have actually declined practically all of the suits submitted by Trump and his backers.
Texas’ secretary of state on Thursday revealed its workplace was reconsidering the lead to the counties of Dallas, Collin (that includes part of the city of Dallas), Harris (where Houston lies), and Tarrant (where Fort Worth lies) just hours after the release of a letter from Trump to Abbott requiring an audit in Texas. Trump stated: “Let’s get to the bottom of the 2020 Presidential Election Scam!”
Abbott on Sunday stated the timing of Trump’s letter had absolutely nothing to do with the choice to carry out audits.
“They actually began months ago because the secretary of state of Texas has an obligation to make sure that we do conduct audits in the state of Texas,” Abbott informed host Chris Wallace.
Trump won Texas by more than 600,000 votes.