Trump pushes for an election audit in Texas, a state that has won – CMTK MEDIA

“Your citizens don’t trust the electoral system,” Trump told the Texas governor in a new effort to undermine confidence in the 2020 election results.

Former President Donald Trump is pushing Texas Governor Greg Abbott for a “check” of the 2020 election results in the easily winning state, the latest move in his ongoing efforts to undermine confidence in an election results. presidential election which he lost by millions of votes.

“Despite my big win in Texas, I’ve heard the Texans want an election test!” Trump wrote in a letter to Abbott, a close ally of him, which was made public Thursday by Trump’s political action committee.

“You know your fellow Texans have big questions about the November 2020 election,” the letter said. Trump has fueled these doubts by continuing to falsely claim that the elections were “rigged” and “stolen” despite no evidence of widespread fraud.

Trump, who hasn’t ruled out running again for president in 2024, has continued to publicly question the results in the states he has lost by narrow margin – he sent a letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger last week asking him to decertify his loss there – but demanding a check in a state that won by a 600,000-vote margin over Joe Biden is a new tactic.

It comes as supporters of the former president have been pushing for audits and reviews of the areas he has won with margins of explosion in hopes of uncovering the fraud. An NBC News review earlier this week found that a push is underway to revisit the November results or is in demand in at least nine counties that Trump has won with over 24 points.

Abbott’s office did not respond to a request for comment. The governor of Texas is running for re-election in 2022 and is already trying to fend off conservative critics and major opponents.

“Texas needs you to act now,” Trump said in the letter to Abbott.

Trump urged that the legislation be passed in the current special session convened by the governor, calling it “the perfect, and perhaps the last, opportunity to pass this bill.” The bill would make it easier for candidates and county presidents to request audits if they are skeptical of the results. It was sponsored by Steve Toth, a Republican in the State House who tried unsuccessfully to sue to invalidate the votes cast in 2020 via drive-through.

“Your citizens don’t trust the electoral system and they want your leadership on this issue, which is the first thing they care about,” Trump wrote to Abbott.

Toth tweeted his thanks to the former president for supporting him, adding the hashtag “AuditAll50States”.

Responding to Trump’s letter to him, Raffensperger told MSNBC on Wednesday that it is high time to move on.

“At the end of the day, it’s been 10 months and I think I’m alarmed and I think most people are alarmed that we’re still talking and still dealing with these issues of election misinformation, misinformation. Ultimately it really hurts the social fabric of our nation, “he said.

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