US Attorney General William Barr has said there is no evidence of widespread fraud in the US presidential election as Trump and his enablers claim.
In an interview with the Associated Press published Tuesday, December 1 Barr said the Justice Department and other government agencies have failed to come up with evidence to substantiate Trump’s claim of widespread fraud and irregularities in the November 3 election that could have changed the outcome.
Barr’s comment is the latest coming from Republicans after several high ranking members of the party had earlier officially rebuked the President’s claims of widespread fraud after he lost the election to Joe Biden.
Barr had been a supportive ally of President Trump and his personal ‘fixer’ who prior to the election spent months overhyping the claim that mail-in voting wasn’t secure.
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” Barr said.
Barr also said both the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security have looked into allegations of electoral fraud and found nothing to substantiate Trump’s claims.
“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,” Barr said. “And the DHS and DOJ have looked into that, and so far, we haven’t seen anything to substantiate that.”