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Washington Examiner: ‘Texas Republicans Filed for 2020 Forensic Audit as Democrats Fled State’

“Texas House Republicans put forth a bill for a forensic audit of the 2020 election results in large counties that largely went for President Joe Biden on the same day Democratic lawmakers fled the state.

The legislation, filed last week by state Rep. Steve Toth, could have Texas follow Arizona’s GOP-led Senate’s lead 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 of more than 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, 2021, 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,’ according to the bill.”

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