On Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr declared that the Department of Justice has not found any evidence of widespread voter fraud that is sufficient to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Last month, as Christian Headlines previously reported, Barr issued a memo urging federal prosecutors to investigate any “substantial allegations” of voter fraud.
Barr told the Associated Press on Tuesday that despite complaints and information given to the FBI and U.S. attorneys, they have yet to see “fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”
Barr, who has been one of Trump’s most ardent supporters, was criticized for his comments by Rudy Guiliani and Jenna Ellis, two members of President Trump’s legal team.
“With all due respect to the Attorney General, there hasn’t been any semblance of a Department of Justice investigation. We have gathered ample evidence of illegal voting in at least six states, which they have not examined,” they wrote in a statement.
The Trump attorneys added that they have had witnesses swearing “under oath” that they saw firsthand evidence of voter fraud taking place.
“As far as we know, not a single one has been interviewed by the DOJ. The Justice Department also hasn’t audited any voting machines or used their subpoena powers to determine the truth,” the attorneys noted.
“Nonetheless, we will continue our pursuit of the truth through the judicial system and state legislatures, and continue toward the Constitution’s mandate and ensuring that every legal vote is counted and every illegal vote is not,” they concluded.
The Attorney General also told the AP that people were mixing up the use of the federal criminal justice system with allegations that ought to be created in civil lawsuits. He proposed that complaints should be a top-down audit by state or local officials instead of the DOJ.
“There’s a growing tendency to use the criminal justice system as sort of a default fix-all,” Barr explained.
“Most claims of fraud are very particularized to a particular set of circumstances or actors or conduct. ... And those have been run down; they are being run down. Some have been broad and potentially cover a few thousand votes. They have been followed up on,” he said.
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.