Sixteen federal assistant attorneys have asked U.S. Attorney William Barr not to authorize investigations into election fraud. Assistant attorneys stated this in a letter, which is at hand Washington Post.
It is unclear how many assistant lawyers Bar has appointed to investigate possible election fraud.
Incumbent President Donald Trump called election fraud on and before election day. He has not yet provided any evidence for this. Barr wrote in his previous letter to lawyers that “no evidence of fraud has yet been found.”
Despite this, Barr wanted federal assistant prosecutors to verify “serious allegations such as voting and counting irregularities”, especially in areas where this could affect the final decision.
Those involved argue that there is no evidence so far that such fraud has taken place. In addition, they did not accept the argument that the investigations had a “small impact” on the election. Bar argues that this is because a referendum has already been taken and they only had to wait for the result.
The controversial policy change is facing more opposition
Barr’s decision on Monday to hold an inquiry into election fraud was seen as a controversial decision. After all, the policy is that the Ministry of Justice will not run in the election unless a final decision is made yet. After the winners were announced in the states of Georgia and North Carolina, the final results were released by the American media on Friday.
“Policy change is not based on factual evidence,” the assistant attorneys write. Earlier, Richard Bilker, the head of the judiciary responsible for investigations into possible crimes surrounding elections, had already resigned in protest of the new policy.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice said in a statement Washington Post Lawyers have misread the first letter to Bar.
Trump has not yet acknowledged Biden’s election victory
Trump has not yet acknowledged his loss. Instead, the current president filed numerous lawsuits against various states for fraud.
His campaign team dropped a lawsuit against the Arizona state election results Friday. There may have been flaws in the voting machines, but they only affected “191” voters. Trump lost by more than ten thousand votes.
Incidentally, withdrawing the case does not mean that there will be no subsequent case. “The campaign committee is constantly considering President Trump’s options in Arizona,” a spokesman said.