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“He had our back”: John Scott’s legacy as secretary of state will be his defense of local election officials

Thrust into the job at a contentious time, Scott believed defending the integrity of Texas elections was his top priority

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.
Secetary of State John Scott listens to members of the public while they ask questions about the voting during a state-mandated logic and accuracy test at the Hays County Government building in San Marcos on Sept. 21, 2022. Questions mainly revolved around the saftey of the procedure of the voting machines, and the precautions the department was taking to elliminate errors within the counting process.

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