Many Texans (including me) have had our suspicions about election integrity dating back at least five election cycles. House Bill 241 filed by Texas State Rep. Steve Toth- R of the Woodlands, would allow for a third-party, independent forensic audit of Texas’ 13 most populous counties.
House Bill 241 is also known as the “Texas Voter Confidence Act” and would allow the Texas Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Texas House Speaker to audit the results of the 13 above-mentioned counties during the November 2020 election.
“We need a forensic audit to uncover all the voter fraud,” said Rep. Steve Toth.
“Texans want to know more about the claims of voter fraud and deserve to have confidence in their elections. The Office of the Attorney General has prosecuted over cases and is investigating 400 more. Voters want to know that their legal vote counts and matters,” he stated.
With House Democrats still avoiding their elected responsibilities by hiding out in Washington, DC, and with no end in sight, the bill will most likely die since there are only 20 days left in this 30-day special session.
But Governor Abbott has indicated he will call lawmakers back for as many special sessions are needed to address these issues.
If passed into law, the audit would be directed to begin by November 1, 2021, and be completed by February 1, 2022.