On Tuesday, The Associated Press reported that Attorney General William Barr told their publication that there was NO evidence of voter fraud that could overturn the election.
However, once again, a mainstream media outlet misreported the facts. The Department of Justice clarified Barr’s comments on Wednesday. The Department said that investigations into voter fraud are still ongoing.
The AP report said, “Disputing President Donald Trump’s persistent, baseless claims, Attorney General William Barr declared Tuesday the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election.
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.’
A DOJ spokesperson had said that ‘Some media outlets have incorrectly reported that the Department has concluded its investigation of election fraud and announced an affirmative finding of no fraud in the election. That is not what the Associated Press reported nor what the Attorney General stated. The Department will continue to receive and vigorously pursue all specific and credible allegations of fraud as expeditiously as possible.’”
It would be disappointing if Barr really feels this way about voting integrity given the ample evidence of voter fraud that exists. President Trump’s attorneys feel the same way and let the Attorney General know about their frustration. They released the following statement:
“With all due respect to the Attorney General, there hasn’t been any semblance of a Department of Justice investigation. We have gathered ample evidence of illegal voting in at least six states, which they have not examined. We have many witnesses swearing under oath they saw crimes being committed in connection with voter fraud. As far as we know, not a single one has been interviewed by the DOJ. The Justice Department also hasn’t audited any voting machines or used their subpoena powers to determine the truth.
Nonetheless, we will continue our pursuit of the truth through the judicial system and state legislatures, and continue toward the Constitution’s mandate and ensuring that every legal vote is counted and every illegal vote is not. Again, with the greatest respect to the Attorney General, his opinion appears to be without any knowledge or investigation of the substantial irregularities and evidence of systemic fraud.”
I have been a big supporter of Attorney General Barr for a long time, and I still hold out hope that he will do the right thing and get to the bottom of the allegations of voting irregularities and fraud. If he doesn’t, that would be a giant blemish on his otherwise stellar tenure as Attorney General.
Americans want to feel secure in knowing that the voting process is legitimate. Bill Barr and the DOJ can provide clarity to the situation. For the good of the country, let’s hope they do.