“Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that he has approved $4 million for the Texas secretary of state’s office to create an “election audit division.”
“Ensuring the integrity of our elections is critical to our democracy,” he said in a statement, “and the Texas Secretary of State’s office deserves the resources and support needed to thoroughly complete this ongoing task.”
GOP leaders in the Legislature signed off on the money, according to the statement.
In September, the secretary of state’s office announced it would be conducting audits of the 2020 election in four counties — Collin, Dallas, Harris and Tarrant.”