A veteran Texas elections administrator submitted her resignation on Friday after a months-long effort in her county to oust her following baseless allegations of election fraud.
Michele Carew resigned after she became the face of what some people in Hood County viewed as a fraudulent electoral system, according to The Texas Tribune.
Carew’s critics attempted to replace the elections administrator, claiming she had a hidden liberal agenda and violated state elections law. The Texas secretary of state confirmed that Carew, who had 14 years of experience in the field, was abiding by the state’s rules, the Tribune noted.
Yet efforts continued to replace Carew with an elected county clerk who has publicly spread baseless allegations of election fraud on social media, the Tribune reported.
In Hood County, former President TrumpDonald TrumpPennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro enters governor’s race GOP lawmakers introduce measure in support of Columbus Day Bannon’s subpoena snub sets up big decision for Biden DOJ MORE won 81 percent of the vote in last year’s election. Most demands for audits of election results elsewhere in the county have come from counties won by President BidenJoe BidenGruden out as Raiders coach after further emails reveal homophobic, sexist comments Abbott bans vaccine mandates from any ‘entity in Texas’ Jill Biden to campaign with McAuliffe on Friday MORE, especially if Trump won them in 2016, per the Tribune.