This was stated by Attorney General William Barr.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday the Justice Department found no evidence of massive voter fraud that could alter the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Barr said this despite repeated statements by President Donald Trump that his election victory was stolen and the White House head’s refusal to admit defeat in front of Joe Biden.
In an interview with Associated Press, Barr said the Attorney General’s Office and FBI agents are investigating specific complaints and studying the information, but law enforcement agencies have found no evidence of massive fraud that could affect the outcome of the election.
“To date, we have not found falsifications of this scale that could have affected the … the outcome of the election,” Barr said.
William Barr has always been considered one of the President’s most loyal allies. Before the election, he repeatedly said that large-scale mail-order voting could be particularly vulnerable to fraud.
Last month, Barr issued a directive to prosecutors across the country allowing them to investigate any “significant allegations” of voting irregularities. The directive gave the prosecutor’s office the opportunity to act contrary to the usual policy of the Ministry of Justice, which generally prohibits such investigations until the election results are officially recognized. Shortly after the directive was issued, a senior MOJ official who had led the fight against election irregularities announced his resignation.
Trump’s legal team, led by Rudy Giuliani, claims there is a conspiracy of Democrats to “throw” millions of illegal votes into the system, without providing evidence of the claim. Trump’s campaign has filed several lawsuits in key states for the outcome of the election, claiming that at some polling stations observers were not allowed to monitor the vote counting process and saying that this demonstrates the illegal actions of the electoral commissions. The lawsuits were repeatedly dismissed, including by Republican judges who found the complaints unfounded.
Sidney Powell, who was part of Trump’s legal team, demanded an investigation regarding the systems for counting the votes “flipping” from one candidate to another, claiming that the information about the voting in the U.S. was stored on servers in Germany and that the software used in the current elections was created in Venezuela “by order of Hugo Chavez” – former Venezuelan president who died in 2013. Powell was dismissed from Trump’s legal team after an interview in which she threatened to “blow up” the results of the elections in Georgia through a lawsuit of “biblical” magnitude.
Without mentioning the name of Powell, Barr said of “one statement that could be called systemic falsification,” the statement that the machines for counting the votes “were in fact programmed to distort the results of the election. According to the prosecutor general, the Ministry of Internal Security and the Ministry of Justice have studied the charge “and so far have seen nothing that could confirm it.
According to Barr, people “confuse the use of the federal criminal justice system with charges that are brought through civil suits. Such checks, the prosecutor general said, should be carried out by local or state officials, not by the U.S. Department of Justice.
“Most allegations of forgery are tied to a certain set of circumstances, actors or behaviors. These are not systemic allegations. And they’ve been disproved; they’re being disproved,” Barr said.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday night the Trump team filed a lawsuit with the Wisconsin Supreme Court demanding that over 221,000 ballots be declared invalid. Trump is working to get Governor Tony Evers to revoke the documents proving Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in Wisconsin.
On Monday, Wisconsin Governor, Democrat Tony Evers and the Wisconsin State Election Commission’s chief of staff declared Biden the state winner with 10 state votes. The state Supreme Court is also hearing two other lawsuits filed by conservatives demanding that the ballots be declared invalid.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court gave Governor Evers until 20:30 Tuesday to respond to Trump’s lawsuit.