Scott led Texas’ elections through the tumultuous implementation of new election laws.

Texas Secretary of State John Scott, who is the state’s top election official, will resign at the end of the year.

On Monday, Scott sent a letter of resignation to Gov. Greg Abbott saying his last day will be Dec. 31, according to a copy obtained by The Dallas Morning News.

In the letter, Scott said he believes he has restored faith in Texas elections and that his overseeing the creation of a forensic election audit team allows him to leave the office with a sense of pride.

“With a successful 2022 General Election in the rearview mirror, and the final findings of the 2020 forensic audit soon to be released, I write to inform you that I intend to return to private practice at the beginning of the New Year,” Scott wrote.

Scott was a controversial appointee by Abbott because of his connection to an effort to overturn 2020 presidential election results in Pennsylvania.


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