After the mainstream media reported that Attorney General William Barr said the Justice Department had not found any instances of election fraud that could overturn the election, a DOJ spokesperson corrected the record.
“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,” the spokesperson said. “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.”
The Associated Press, for example, misreported the following: “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 issued a memo after the election authorizing DOJ agents to investigate “substantial” voter fraud that could change an election result.
The Trump legal tea, disagrees with Barr’s claim that no systemic fraud has been found, saying that there hasn’t been “any semblance of a Department of Justice investigation” so far.
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