Texas’ secretary of state on Thursday announced its office was reexamining the results in the counties of Dallas, Collin (which includes part of the city of Dallas), Harris (where Houston is located), and Tarrant (where Fort Worth is located) only hours after the release of a letter from Trump to Abbott calling for an audit in Texas. Trump said: “Let’s get to the bottom of the 2020 Presidential Election Scam!”
Abbott on Sunday said the timing of Trump’s letter had nothing to do with the decision to perform 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 told host Chris Wallace.
Trump won Texas by more than 600,000 votes.