Abbott Taps “Stop The Steal” Lawyer To Run Elections

The Texas Tribune reports:

Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday appointed John Scott — a Fort Worth attorney who represented former President Donald Trump in a lawsuit challenging the 2020 election results in Pennsylvania — as Texas’ new secretary of state. As secretary of state, Scott would oversee election administration in Texas — a task complicated in recent years by baseless claims of widespread election fraud from Republicans in the highest levels of government, fueled by Trump.

The former president has filed a flurry of lawsuits nationwide and called for audits in Texas and elsewhere to review the results of the 2020 presidential elections. Trump’s own attorney general, Bill Barr, said there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud nationwide, and in Texas, the secretary of state’s office said the election was “smooth and secure.” On Nov. 13, Scott signed on as counsel to a lawsuit filed by Trump attempting to block the certification of Pennsylvania’s election.

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