With so many Americans wondering where Attorney General William Barr is, it was reported Monday that Barr has authorized Justice Department prosecutors to pursue “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities before the election is certified — the media has made little mention of the outcome not being certified.
The news comes after a complicit media that all but carried Democratic nominee Joe Biden across the finish line rushed to call the election in his favor, four days after the election, even though there are recounts to be done and pending legal actions filed by the Trump campaign.
In the contested 2000 election, Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore had 37 days to work his legal challenges, and it has only been a week since the disputed outcome of the 2020 election, which has been marred by allegations of voter fraud from President Trump as millions of unsolicited mail-in ballots flooded the playing field.
“Now that the voting has concluded, it is imperative that the American people can trust that our elections were conducted in such a way that the outcomes accurately reflect the will of the voters,” Barr said in a memo to U.S. attorneys.
Attorney General William Barr has authorized prosecutors to pursue “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities, if they exist, before the presidential election is certified. The move comes despite there being little evidence of such fraud. https://t.co/9I8lXeQHKi
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 10, 2020
The attorney general said investigations “may be conducted if there are clear and apparently-credible allegations of irregularities that, if true, could potentially impact the outcome of a federal election in an individual State,” according to the Associated Press.
With Biden presumably in the lead, the news agency seems to be eager to move on, noting that there was “little evidence of such fraud,” while reporting that the Trump administration “has thrown the presidential transition into tumult, including blocking government officials from cooperating with President-elect Joe Biden’s team.”
As with everything that has been reported about the Trump presidency over the last four years, the media establishment places its fat liberal thumb on the scale.
“Barr’s action comes days after Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump and raises the prospect that Trump will use the Justice Department to try to challenge the outcome,” the AP reported.
For what it’s worth, Trump has yet to concede the election.
CBS News investigative reporter Catherine Herridge shared further details of Barr’s order.
“While it is imperative that credible allegations be addressed in a timely + effective manner, it is equally imperative that Department personnel exercise appropriate caution + maintain the Department’s absolute commitment to fairness, neutrality + non-partisanship,” Herridge quoted the memo.
the certification of elections in your jurisdictions in certain cases” + “While it is imperative that credible allegations be addressed in a timely + effective manner, it is equally imperative that Department personnel exercise appropriate caution + maintain the Department’s
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) November 10, 2020
absolute commitment to fairness, neutrality + non-partisanship” + “Nothing here should be taken as any indication that the Department has concluded that voting irregularities have impacted the outcome of any election” @ClareHymes22 @CBSNews https://t.co/ZNa5IBrvBl
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) November 10, 2020
Noting “serious allegations should be handled with great care,” Barr said, “specious, speculative, fanciful or far-fetched claims should not be a basis for initiating federal inquiries.”
“Nothing here should be taken as indication that the Department has concluded that voting irregularities have impacted the outcome of any election,” he concluded.
In the end, it defies logic that anyone would oppose transparency in a presidential election, given the critical importance of the outcome reflecting the actual will of the people.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
So it begins. https://t.co/yjBGSVR3Zf
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) November 10, 2020
This is the only time you’ve probably seen the AP mention that the election is not yet certified, if they actually mentioned as much. https://t.co/KhKz39YQjf
— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) November 10, 2020
I did not know it wasn’t certified yet, did you? https://t.co/VgQZZPtEql
— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) November 10, 2020
Of course, the in the totally in tank for Biden media, will all now mercilessly attack Barr as trying to throw the election for Trump. https://t.co/B95YqJPrhZ
— Tom T. ن®💎(Also on Parler) (@VRWCTexan) November 10, 2020
Investigations are designed to find and collect evidence, to prove or disprove allegations. You see without the investigation, it’s difficult to have evidence.
— 🇺🇸#IAmTheNRA Rosenblum (@StevenRosenblum) November 10, 2020
You can’t find evidence unless you look for it, geniuses
— daheater (@daheater3) November 10, 2020
He actual had to go outside the convential rules in order to do this, glad he sees the urgency.
We have to be patient, Al Gore had 37 days, this needs to be sorted out.
— ☧ Flavius Josephus ☧ (@Zip_It_Hippie) November 10, 2020
We want an honest election. 🙏
— SHC⛱ (@CottonTWSHC) November 10, 2020
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