Barr admits that the Justice Department did not find widespread voter fraud


“Most fraud claims are about very specific circumstances or actors or behavior. Non-systematic claims and these have been destroyed; they run down, ”he said. “Some were wide-ranging and potentially covered a few thousand votes. They were followed.

The Trump campaign and its deputies have launched dozens of lawsuits in battlefield states that offered a wide range of attacks on election results: arguing that mail was used illegally, missing votes were not properly counted, and that pollsters had adequate access. received to monitor the number of votes.

Some of the lawsuits echoed Mr. Giuliani’s talk of conspiracies that foreign powers like Venezuela worked with corrupt U.S. officials to manipulate voting machines. Others made much smaller demands, disputing the validity of tiny items of up to 60 votes.

But none, at least so far, has gained anything more significant than the ability to place pollsters ’observers from 10 feet to six feet from the workers counting the votes in Pennsylvania. The campaign and its allies have now lost nearly 40 cases nationwide as the judge, including some appointed by Mr Trump, has made the effort unreliable due to a lack of legal merit and convincing evidence.

Mr Barr also suggested that lawsuits or inspections by election officials could serve as a remedy for suspected electoral irregularities rather than criminal investigations. “There’s a growing tendency for the criminal justice system to be used as some sort of default solution and people don’t like something, they want the Department of Justice to step in and ‘investigate.'” Said Mr. Barr in an Associated Press Interview.

Mr Barr has put Mr Trump in a potentially precarious position, having recently fired Christopher Krebs, a senior cybersecurity official responsible for securing the presidential election, who has strongly challenged Trump’s false allegations that the president has been stolen.

“I think he’s the next one to be fired because he still says there’s no fraud,” New York Senator Chr Schumer, the Senate’s top Democrat, said of Mr. Barr. The attorney general traveled to the White House on Tuesday afternoon, sparking speculation about his future, but was there to attend a previously scheduled meeting, the spokesman said.