Trump urges Texas to conduct forensic audit of 2020 election: ‘It must be done this week’

Amid growing calls from Texans for officials to audit the 2020 presidential election, President Donald Trump this week urged the governor of the Lone Star State to take action before it’s too late.

In a letter Trump sent to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday, he said, “Despite my big win in Texas, I hear Texans want an election audit! You know your fellow Texans have big questions about the November 2020 Election.”

Although Trump overwhelmingly won in Texas, he called on the governor to guarantee election integrity on behalf of Texas constituents, showing that he is for free and fair elections nationwide and not just in states that Biden was certified as the winner in.

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Blasting the Texas legislature for passing “a watered-down amendment that doesn’t even apply to the 2020 Presidential Election,” he said it “doesn’t answer the questions Texans have about the last election.”

“Texans demand a real audit to completely address their concerns,” said the 45th president.

An alternative he suggested Texas work to pass is HB 16 which “specifically addresses the 2020 Presidential Election, and enables audits for future elections,” and “creates a process for candidates and party chairs to initiate an audit, and uses the same language as SB 97, which already passed the Texas State Senate, but did not have enough time to make it through the House during the Second Special Session.”

Trump urged Abbott to “act now” to pass the audit bill in the third special session, “Time is running out. Paper ballots in your state are only kept for 22 months after the election.”

“Your citizens don’t trust the election system, and they want your leadership on this issue, which is the number one thing they care about. It is their most important issue—one that will affect 2022 and 2024,” he added.

Calling for a full forensic audit of the 2020 election, Trump concluded, “We’re quickly running out of time and it must be done this week. Texans know voting fraud occurred in some of their counties. Let’s get to the bottom of the 2020 Presidential Election Scam!”

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