Will Election Audits be our New Normal?
As the Texas Secretary of State spins up an audit of the 2020 election, it’s important to remember this is a road we’ve been down before. In this episode, the Jasons are joined by SMU professor Matthew Wilson, Ph.D., an expert in politics and elections in America, who explains why this could be our new normal. Questioning election results also happened in 2000, 2004, and 2016. But the most recent decision by the Secretary of State’s office to audit election results in Harris, Dallas, Tarrant and Collin counties continues to reverberate across the state. And 2020 was a very successful election in Texas… for Republicans. So, many observers are openly asking why the GOP is, in essence, auditing itself. The Chair of the Texas House Elections Committee, a Republican, says he supports the audit, but only in limited fashion and even he isn’t sure what, if anything, could be revealed by it. The Dallas County Judge, a Democrat, says it’s not a real audit, only Republicans pushing a political narrative to justify making it harder for minorities and young people to vote. You’ll also hear from both in this episode of Y’all-itics.
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