After weeks of silence, Attorney General William Barr has come out stating the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security haven’t seen any evidence of election fraud that would have changed the election outcome.
In a statement to the AP on Tuesday, Barr said the DOJ and DHS haven’t seen fraud on a scale big enough to change the election.
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Barr said.
Barr claimed that the only mechanism capable of skewing an election would be compromised voting machines, but “so far” haven’t been able to substantiate that.
“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 said.
Barr then explained that many of the election fraud allegations should be handled in civil lawsuits where “top-down audits” could be conducted, because many of those allegations are not “systemic” and therefore don’t fall under the DOJ’s purview.
From the AP:
He said people were confusing the use of the federal criminal justice system with allegations that should be made in civil lawsuits. He said such a remedy for those complaints would be a top-down audit conducted by state or local officials, not the U.S. Justice Department.
“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,’” Barr said.
He said first of all there must be a basis to believe there is a crime to investigate.
“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,” Barr said. “Some have been broad and potentially cover a few thousand votes. They have been followed up on.”
Barr’s long-awaited remarks come days after President Trump lambasted the DOJ and FBI for being “missing in action” as many instances of election fraud evidence, backed by affidavits, are being revealed by the day.
“You would think if you’re in the FBI or Department of Justice, this is the biggest thing you could be looking at,” Trump said Sunday. “Where are they? I’ve not seen anything.”
And there’s plenty of evidence of election fraud for the DOJ to look into outside the local and state level.
As Infowars reported, SEC filings have revealed that that the firm which owns Dominion Voting Systems received $400 million dollars from a Swiss bank with close links to the Chinese government less than a month before the election.
Maybe that bit of alarming information is more appropriate for Barr’s DOJ to look into.
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