December 2, 2020 Press Releases

ICYMI: Barr Contradicts Baseless Claims Of Fraud

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Contact: Matt Grodsky, mgrodsky@azdem.org

ICYMI: Barr Contradicts Baseless Claims Of Fraud

“[…]we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.” – U.S. Attorney General Barr

PHOENIX – U.S. Attorney General William Barr has gained a reputation for erasing the line between the Justice Department and the White House by shamelessly serving as a stooge for President Trump. That is why it was a welcome change of tone yesterday when Barr finally threw cold water on the President’s baseless claims of election fraud.

Our nation’s highest-ranking law enforcement official, Attorney General Bill Barr declared Tuesday that the Justice Department had uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election.

Barr’s comments came after states had already certified results, including Arizona where officials from both parties certified the outcome and attested to the election’s sound processes and security.

Key Takeaways from The Associated Press: 

  • “Disputing President Donald Trump’s persistent, baseless claims, Attorney General William Barr declared Tuesday the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election.”

  • “Barr’s comments, in an interview with The Associated Press, contradict the concerted effort by Trump, his boss, to subvert the results of last month’s voting and block President-elect Joe Biden from taking his place in the White House.”

  • “Barr told the AP that U.S. attorneys and FBI agents have been working to follow up specific complaints and information they’ve received, but “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”

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