GOP leaders are moving four-million-dollars in state funds to the Texas secretary of state's office to create an Election Audit Division at the agency. Gov. Greg Abbott requested the funding last week, and on Friday it was approved by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dade Phelan, and the GOP budget-writers for the House and Senate. The funds were transferred from the Department of Criminal Justice. The new division will conduct county election audits as required by the state's new election integrity law. The secretary of state's office is already auditing the 2020 election results in Harris, Dallas, Tarrant and Collin Counties.