Texas judge blasted Governor Greg Abbott for “taking his orders” from Donald Trump over the announcement that there would be audits into the state’s presidential election results—which followed a request for a review from the former president.
The Texas Secretary of State announced the audit into the results from Dallas, Harris, Tarrant and Collin counties on Thursday. It came just after Trump urged Abbott to conduct an audit into the state’s election results.
“Despite my big win in Texas, I hear Texans want an election audit!” the former president wrote in a letter to Abbott on Thursday. “You know your fellow Texans have big questions about the November 2020 Election.”
Following the announcement, some Texas county judges expressed frustration, saying they do not know what the audits entail and that they learned about them through a press release from the office of the secretary of state,
“This is a weak Governor openly and shamelessly taking his orders from a disgraced former President. Governor Abbott is wasting taxpayer funds to trample on Texans’ freedom to vote, all in order to appease his puppeteer,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, a Democrat, told the Tribune.