Saturday, January 1, 2022

Trump's TX Audit Fails To Find Significant Voting Issues

The First phase of the Texas Election Audit, demanded by Trump, Failed to find significant Voting issues, according to a report by the Secretary of State's Office.

The First phase consisted of a Partial Manual count of Ballots and Security Assessments in Four of the largest Counties in the Lone Star State reported. All Counties are already Required to undergo this, as part of the Normal process.

Remi Garza, President of the Texas Association of Election Administrators, said Nothing in the report concerned him. "There doesn't seem to be anything too far out of the ordinary with respect to the information that's provided," he said.

The Audit found few differences between the Manual and Electronic Ballot counts, and only 509 Possible Cross-State Duplicate Votes, less than .005% of the more than 11.3 million Ballots cast in Texas. Nine of these Ballots were cast on Collin County, 12 in Dallas County, 27 in Harris County, and 12 in Tarrant County, according to the report.

It also found only 67 Possible Votes cast, in the Name of People who have died. Three of those were cast in Collin County, Nine in Dallas County, Four in Harris County, and One in Tarrant County.

The report also found that Officials Removed 224,585 Deceased People from Voter Rolls and found that 11,737 Possible Non-U.S. Citizens may be Registered to Vote.

The Second phase of the Audit will take place this year. It will consist of an Examination of Election Records to ensure Procedures were properly followed. Officials will Review Records of Voting Machine Accuracy tests, Early Voting Rosters, and Forms of Chains of Custody for Election Materials.

The Secretary of State's Office announced the Audit in September, only hours after Trump pressured Governor Greg Abbott (R) to conduct an Audit, prompting criticism from many Local Officials.

Of the Four Counties the Audit focused on, President Biden easily carried Dallas and Harris Counties, while narrowly winning Tarrant. Trump won Collin County, though Democrats made significant Improvements there.

Trump pushed for the Audit in Texas, even though he carried the State by about 5.6 points. "Despite my big win in Texas, I hear Texans want an election audit!" Trump wrote in a letter to Abbott in September. "You know your fellow Texans have big questions about the November 2020 Election."

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