US Attorney General Barr [Photo: Daily Sabah]
Dec 2nd 2020 – The Department of Justice says there is no proof to back President Donald Trump’s claims of fraud in the 2020 election.
This is according to the US Attorney General William Barr, who said the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security had reviewed specific complaints, but they did not uncovered any evidence, that would change the outcome of the election.
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” he said.
This comes as a big blow to the incumbent president Donald Trump who is yet to accept defeat.
Mr. Trump and his campaign filed lawsuits in states that he lost, as they begin certifying Joe Biden as the winner.
President-elect Biden defeated Mr. Trump by a margin of 306 to 232 votes in the US electoral college, which determines the US president.
In the popular vote the president elect won at least 6.2 million more votes than Mr. Trump.
Mr. Barr’s remarks prompted a response from Trump’s legal team, led by Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, which still insists that there was voter fraud.
“With all due respect to the Attorney General, there hasn’t been any semblance of a Department of Justice investigation,” Giuliani and Ellis said in a written statement. “We have gathered ample evidence of illegal voting in at least six states, which they have not examined .”
Mr. Trump on the other end continued to fire off tweets alleging election fraud.
In one tweet, he claimed Mr. Biden’s win in Arizona was “impossible“, and that the results in Nevada were “fake“. He added that, “We won Michigan by a lot!”