President Donald Trump praised a “Big Win” in Texas where legislators have promised to conduct a complete forensic audit of the “2020 Presidential Election Scam.”
Trump announced in a statement on Friday that “Patriots,” including Texas state Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Texas, have answered Trump’s call for an investigation and filed a bill that would push forward a full forensic audit of the November election.
Senate Bill 47 would ensure audits are conducted across the whole state, rather than simply within several counties as the Texas Secretary of State originally proposed.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick sent the bill directly to the State Affairs Committee on Friday, which Trump feels confident will pass swiftly through the state’s Senate.
President Trump celebrated the news and complimented Bettencourt and Patrick’s “bold leadership.”
“I’d like to thank Dan and Paul for their bold leadership, and for listening to Texans who are demanding answers about Nov. 3. Everyone feels certain Governor Abbott will follow suit,” Trump stated.
The 45th president believes the actions taken by state Sen. Bettencourt and Lt. Gov. Patrick will have a “big impact” on the upcoming 2022 and 2024 elections.
Trump strongly believes the audit will show Texas is an even more Republican stronghold than previously thought, but he stressed the importance of rooting out potential fraud.
“Texas will always be red, but we must stop the cheating,” Trump said.
When the Texas secretary of state’s office officially announced an election audit in Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, and Collin counties on Tuesday, Attorney General Ken Paxton gave his support.
Paxton called the announcement “great news” for the state.
Despite that Trump won both the state’s popular and electoral votes in the 2020 election, he cautions that if an election audit is not conducted, the left may continue to take advantage of the election system’s faults and vulnerabilities.
This week, Trump spoke with Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, about the importance of conducting a full forensic election audit. He said it would be a “big mistake” if the governor did not pass into law House Bill 16, a supplemental bill to the one introduced via the state Senate.
As several bills make their way through the Texas legislature, it will be up to Abbott whether Texas gets behind the effort to secure future elections.