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Texas’ new secretary of state doesn’t deny Joe Biden’s 2020 victory, but he’s still prioritizing an election audit

John Scott briefly represented Donald Trump's legal effort to challenge the election results in Pennsylvania. In an interview, he said there’s no question that Joe Biden is the president and he has “not seen anything” to suggest the election was stolen.

John Scott speaks to The Texas Tribune during an interview inside his office at the Capitol on Oct. 28, 2021, in Austin. Scott was appointed last week by Gov. Greg Abbott, and his appointment has been criticized after Scott's role in representing the Trump administration in a lawsuit challenging the 2020 election results.

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