The Texas Secretary of State released this statement shortly after making its decision to audit the 2020 election results in four Texas counties:
“Under existing Texas laws, the Secretary of State has the authority to conduct a full and comprehensive forensic audit of any election and has already begun the process in Texas’ two largest Democrat counties and two largest Republican counties—Dallas, Harris, Tarrant, and Collin—for the 2020 election. We anticipate the Legislature will provide funds for this purpose.”
President Trump won Texas by 5.6 percentage points, or by 631,221 votes. However, President Joe Biden handily defeated Trump in Dallas and Harris counties. In Harris County alone, Biden defeated Trump by a whopping 217,563 votes, or 55.96% compared to Trump’s showing of just 42.70%.
In Dallas County, then President Trump fared even worse, losing by almost 32%, 65.10 %- 33.40%. In Tarrant County, traditionally a strong Republican County, Biden narrowly defeated Trump with 49.31% of the vote to Trump’s 49.09%.
Even in traditionally conservative Collin County, President Trump barely eked out a victory by less than 32,000 votes, or 51.40% compared to Biden’s 47.05%.
“I have fought voter fraud in Texas for nearly ten years, and while I welcome any actions taken by the Texas Secretary of State, we have a long way to go in addressing the election illegalities occurring all across our state,” he concluded.