Politics

Days after disclosing election ‘audits’ in 4 Texas counties, secretary of state’s office gives some details of their scope

The state agency last week announced a “full forensic audit” in Harris, Dallas, Tarrant and Collin counties. But based on details released Tuesday, it appears the scope of the effort may be more limited than what the term may suggest.

Curbside voting at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Election Day last year.

The reviews also provoked criticism that invoked the politically driven election review in Arizona that has been mired by ineptitude and described by the Arizona secretary of state as an exercise plagued by "problematic practices, changing policies, and security threats." The report of the Arizona review, which confirmed President Joe Biden won the state, was compiled by Cyber Ninjas, a contractor that received $5.7 million from pro-Trump groups toward the audit.

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