Attorney General Barr says no evidence of widespread fraud to change Biden’s victory to Trump

Attorney General William "Bill" Barr. Yuri Gripas/Reuters

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said the Department of Justice (DOJ) did not find any widespread election fraud that could change President-elect Joe Biden’s victory to President Donald Trump.

Attorney General Barr’s made his comment to the Associated Press on Tuesday, weakening Pres. Trump and his campaign’s repeated claims that the 2020 presidential election is rigged.

Agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and U.S. Attorneys have been investigating complaints and information submitted to them. However, they did not see evidence that would overturn the result of the presidential election, according to the nation’s top law enforcement officer.

“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” said Attorney General Barr, who is one of Pres. Trump’s strongest supporters. Take note that he repeatedly raised concerns that mail-in voting could potentially result to significant election fraud.

Attorney General Barr explained, “Most claims of fraud are very particularized to a particular set of circumstances or actors or conduct. They are not systemic allegations … And those have been run down; they are being run down.”

He added, “Some have been broad and potentially cover a few thousand votes. They have been followed up on,” he added.

The DOJ has been working tirelessly to ensure the integrity of the election

In October, the DOJ released information regarding its efforts to protect Americans’ rights and to prosecute those who will commit ballot fraud.

The department’s Criminal Division, Civil Rights Division, and National Security Division as well as the FBI and 94 U.S. Attorney’s Offices nationwide have been working hard to prevent election fraud and maintain the integrity of the federal election process.

The DOJ encouraged people to report their concerns regarding voting rights or ballot fraud.

Last month, Attorney General Barr ordered prosecutors to investigate allegations of voter fraud or irregularities before states certify the results of the election.

“Most allegations of purported election misconduct are of such a scale that they would not impact the outcome of an election and, thus, [an] investigation can appropriately be deferred, that is not always the case,” he wrote in a memo.


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