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Trump Pressured Texas Republicans to Hold an Election 'Audit' but It Keeps Failing in the Legislature

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Former President Donald Trump has continued to promote the delusion that the 2020 election was somehow stolen from him by Democrats engaging in widespread election fraud.

Nearly a year after losing the 2020 election, Trump continues to demand election audits nationwide and, in some cases, have the election declared void and the electoral votes rewarded to the Republican candidate (him).

Heeding Trump's fantasies, Republicans in the Arizona legislature forced a partisan audit of Maricopa County's votes earlier this year, only for the report to further vindicate Biden's victory.

In Pennsylvania—where Biden's victory officially sealed Trump's fate as the loser—Republican state lawmakers have begun the process of auditing its votes as well.

But when looking to smear the credibility of American democracy, Trump can't stop at swing states he lost—he's also fought for audits in states he won, such as Texas.

Trump emphatically supported a bill loosening requirements for election audits in the state, saying in a statement earlier this month:

"This will have a big impact on the upcoming 2022 and 2024 elections in Texas. Texas will always be red, but we must stop the cheating. Keep it up and get this bill over the finish line. Passing the audit bill will be a Big Win for Texas!"

But the special session of the Texas legislature ended this past Tuesday, with none of the audit or election bills Trump hoped to see pass even make it to the floor.

Trump's critics relished his loss online.

And the roast of the former President soon began.

The Texas Secretary of State still hasn't ruled out the possibility of an audit.