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Texas Election Chief Scott Announces Plan to Resign

John B. Scott

John B. Scott

Photographer: Eric Gay/AP

Texas Secretary of State John Scott announced plans to resign, capping 14 months as chief election officer in the second-largest US state at the end of the year.

Scott, an appointee of Republican Governor Greg Abbott, oversaw four major statewide elections and will release the results of a forensic audit of the Lone Star state’s 2020 general election before departing at the end of the year, according to a statement Monday.