State Rep. Toth Files Bill Calling For Audit Of 2020 Election Results
By Jessica Shorten | emcgazette.com
THE WOODLANDS, TX – As the showdown in the Texas House continues between state Republicans and Democrats, a new bill filed in the house is requesting a forensic audit of the 2020 general election in Texas.
HB 241, filed by State Representative Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands) is seeking to call in an “independent third party” to perform a complete forensic audit of the 2020 general election. Titled the Texas Voter Confidence Act, the bill would allow the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House to select the auditor.
“We need a forensic audit to uncover all the voter fraud,” said Rep. Toth. “Prior to the special session, I met with constituents across District 15 in South Montgomery County. The Texas Voter Confidence Act is a product of those meetings and a direct request from the voters who sent me to Austin.”
According to Representative Toth, the Texas Attorney General’s Office has prosecuted “over 500 election fraud cases and is investigating 400 more.” However, according to the Attorney General’s office, there have been 534 election fraud offenses which trace back to only 155 individuals responsible. Another 510 offenses are pending against 43 defendants.
The audit is slated to begin by November 1, 2021 and be completed by no later than February 1, 2022, just before the primary elections.
Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, who used to be the District 15 State Representative, praised Toth’s bill, “Representative Toth’s proposed bill is timely and necessary with a view to exposing any instances of fraud during the 2020 election and reassuring Texas voters that their votes were accurately counted. I fully support the passage of this bill and look forward to the results of the audit. “
The Montgomery County Gazette attempted to reach out to Montgomery County Elections Administrator Suzie Harvey for comment on an elections audit, but she was unavailable for comment.
11,315,056 ballots were cast statewide in the November 2020 general election. 273,098 of those ballots are from Montgomery County.
Editors Note: Tosh is seeking a forensic audit in 10 of Texas’ largest counties, which represent over 500,000 Biden votes.