Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021

Texas Rep. Introduces Bill to Audit 13 Most-Populous Counties’ Election Results

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A Texas House representative announced Monday he’s introducing a bill for a forensic audit of the most populous counties’ election results. According to the text of House Bill 241, introduced by Republican state Rep. Steve Toth, forensic reviews of counties with more than 415,000 population should be carried out before Nov. 1, 2021, and they should be completed before Feb. 1, 2022. “Not later than March 1, 2022,” the bill’s text states, “the independent third party conducting the audit under this section shall submit a report to the governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the house of representatives, and each member of the legislature detailing any anomalies or discrepancies in voter data, ballot data, or tabulation.” The counties that should be audited, according to the bill, include Harris, Dallas, Bexar, Tarrant, Collin, Travis, Denton, Hidalgo, Fort Bend, El Paso, Williamson, Montgomery, and Cameron. It’s not clear whether the Republican-led Texas Legislature …

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