Texas Secretary of State Scott Resigns


AUSTIN — Texas Secretary of State John Scott announced Monday that he will resign from office at the end of the year to return to his private legal practice. Secretary Scott officially began serving as Texas Secretary of State on October 28, 2021 after being appointed by Governor Greg Abbott on October 21, 2021. During his time in office, Secretary Scott presided over four major statewide elections in 2022, and worked continuously to educate Texas voters and the public about the election process, with the goal of restoring confidence in the security of the state's election systems. Secretary Scott also oversaw the forensic audit of the 2020 General Election in Texas, and will release the findings of the audit before departing on December 31, 2022.

"When I took office as Texas Secretary of State in October of last year, I did so with a singular goal and mission in mind: to help restore Texas voters' confidence in the security of our state's elections," Secretary Scott wrote in his letter to Governor Abbott.

"This was no small task, and I approached my duty with humility, patience, and an open mind. By listening directly to the concerns of local election officials, voters, and grassroots activists from across the political spectrum, I was able to understand how to better educate Texas voters about their most sacred civic duty. I also gained a deep appreciation for the difficult, meticulous, and often thankless work of local election officials in safeguarding the integrity of the ballot box."

"I am proud to say that Texas has made tremendous progress in restoring faith in our elections over the past year, and that the Texas Secretary of State's office has developed a successful framework for analyzing and transparently reporting on election security through the forensic election audit process."

"With a successful 2022 General Election in the rear view mirror, and the final findings of the 2020 Texas forensic audit soon to be released, I write to inform you that I intend to return to my private law practice at the beginning of the New Year."

Read Secretary Scott's full resignation letter to Governor Abbott here (PDF).

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Looks like republicans are starting to jump ship. Not surprised. He is doing this because there was no fraud, except by the GOP in the whole idea, and he now knows that the party has gone too far in all this "stolen election" bs and wants to get out before his reputation is tarnished anymore. That is why he his releasing the results of the audit right before he leaves, because if he does it earlier the GOP will say he is a rino or a democrat plant or something and that he falsified the audit. The GOP tends to turn on those that dont follow lock step with the party.

Such a liar! If you would have taken the time to actually read the provided links, you would know that there were definite “chain of custody” issues in Harris County in the 2020 election, which prompted the State of Texas to send a team of officials to monitor the midterm election…hopefully something that continues in every state and national election going forward ;)

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