Attorney General William Barr declared on Tuesday that the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election.
Donald Trump for the past few weeks have been clamoring for an investigation into the
electoral process which he claimed have failed to do it’s work but his Attorney General,
William Barr, have failed to back him.
Barr’s comments, in an interview with the The Associated Press, contradict the concerted
effort by Trump, his boss, to subvert the results of last month’s voting and block
President-elect Joe Biden from taking his place in the White House.
Barr told the AP that U.S. attorneys and FBI agents have been working to follow up specific
complaints and information they’ve received, but “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale
that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”
The comments, which drew immediate criticism from Trump attorneys, were especially notable
coming from Barr, who has been one of the president’s most ardent allies.
Before the election, he had repeatedly raised the notion that mail-in voting could be especially v
to fraud during the coronavirus pandemic as Americans feared going to polls and instead chose to vote by mail.