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Greg Abbott appoints proponent of making Donald Trump dictator to supervise elections

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Believing Donald Trump’s Big Lie is now a prerequisite to be a Republican election administrator in most states:

Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday appointed John Scott — a Fort Worth attorney who briefly 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 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, an official with the secretary of state’s office said the 2020 election was “smooth and secure.”

Scott could not immediately be reached for comment.

It’s amazing that people are still publishing “but the system held!” takes without noting that the reasons the system held are being systematically removed from office and replaced with pliant Trumpian authoritarians.

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