Outgoing President Donald Trump’s scheme to overturn his election loss to President-Elect Joe Biden has been dealt another blow, this time by his own Attorney General Bill Barr and the Justice Department.
Last month, Barr issued a directive giving U.S. Attorneys the power to look into election fraud claims as Trump continued repeating numerous allegations and filed multiple lawsuits in court, all of which have failed since no evidence of fraud has been produced.
Indeed, Trump has been reduced to having his most deluded allies stage fake “hearings,” a pathetic display that even has Republican governors ignoring his phone calls and tweets begging for them to block certification of the election results.
And now, even Barr has determined that Trump’s election fraud claims are false.
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Barr said in a statement on Tuesday. “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. And the DHS and DOJ have looked into that, and so far, we haven’t seen anything to substantiate that.”
Barr went on to slam those who want to use the DOJ to overturn the will of the people.
“There’s a growing tendency to use the criminal justice system as sort of a default fix-all, and people don’t like something they want the Department of Justice to come in and ‘investigate,’” he said. “Most claims of fraud are very particularized to a particular set of circumstances or actors or conduct. They are not systemic allegations and. And those have been run down; they are being run down. Some have been broad and potentially cover a few thousand votes. They have been followed up on.”
This is yet another nail in Trump’s coffin, and it just so happens to follow Trump’s weekend temper tantrum in which he accused the FBI and Justice Department of plotting to steal the election from him.
No doubt, Barr’s announcement will enrage Trump and his campaign team. They have all been desperate to push a false narrative casting doubt on the election. But their scheme has failed miserably because they have no proof. As crooked as Barr has been, even he understands that Trump’s claims are false.
The people have spoken. The courts have spoken. Republican governors and secretaries of state have spoken. Now Barr and the DOJ have spoken. Biden is the legitimate and rightful winner of the 2020 Election and will be the 46th President of the United States. And no amount of whining from Trump will change that fact.
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