BREAKING: William Barr Finds No Evidence of Fraud in 2020 Election
Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that the Department of Justice has found no evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 election.
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Barr told the Associated Press.
“There’s been one assertion that would be systemic fraud and that would be the claim that machines were programmed essentially to skew the election results. And the DHS and DOJ have looked into that, and so far, we haven’t seen anything to substantiate that,” Barr continued, referring to baseless allegations by President Donald Trump’s former attorney Sidney Powell that Dominion voting machines changed people’s votes.
In what may be a veiled jab at Trump, who has failed to substantiate his claims that the election was “rigged,” Barr added that it is typically not the job of the Justice Department to get involved in civil matters.
“There’s a growing tendency to use the criminal justice system as sort of a default fix-all, and people don’t like something they want the Department of Justice to come in and ‘investigate,’” said Barr. “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. Some have been broad and potentially cover a few thousand votes. They have been followed up on.”
Fifty days until the inauguration.