Attorney General Authorizes Investigation of Trump Complaints of Alleged Election Irregularities
There is no evidence of widespread electoral fraud, but the president refuses to assume the result
The attorney general, William Barr, has authorized this Monday to investigate the complaints of President Donald Trump about alleged electoral fraud in the elections that he lost to President-elect Joe Biden.
Barr has told attorneys general to investigate “substantial” allegations of wrongdoing during the presidential election, but not “fanciful or implausible claims.” In any event, the Associated Press believes there is insufficient general evidence to support the claims .
The attorney general’s decision comes on the same day that President Trump received the backing of Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , who has said the mogul is “100% within his rights” to challenge the results. elections and therefore resist recognizing the victory of the Democrat.
Last Saturday, major national media gave the victory to Biden , something that Trump refused to acknowledge. Instead, the president threatened to start a legal battle in several states .
Barr’s authorization on Monday raises the possibility that Trump will use the Justice Department to try to challenge the result . And it gives prosecutors a policy that the Justice Department has long followed to prohibit such actions before the election is certified.
Trump has not admitted defeat and instead claims without evidence that there has been a Democratic conspiracy in several states to have the vote count favor Biden.
Biden has a considerable advantage in several key states and there has been insufficient evidence of an incorrect vote count or illegally cast ballots . Poll workers from both parties have publicly said that the elections went smoothly, except for minor problems typical of all elections, broken voting machines or lost ballots.