BARR REBUFFS TRUMP, SAYS NO EVIDENCE TO BACK FRAUD CLAIM
U.S. Justice Secretary William Barr has admitted that despite the flurry of Trump campaign lawsuits alleging fraud during November 3 election, there is no evidence to support the claim that the election was stolen by president-elect Joe Biden from Donald Trump.
In a report by Evan Peres and Devan Cole for CNN early on December 2, 2020, Barr said in an interview with the Associated Press (AP) published Tuesday that “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election."
Barr, who prior to the election echoed Trump's claims that mail-in voting wasn't secure, said both the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security have looked into claims of fraud and come up empty. "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."
Trump and his attorneys are still pursuing desperate legal challenges to the 2020 election results in some key states, despite the fact that a number of them have already certified their results. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday that his state's elections were secure, drawing condemnation from the President.