Barr says no evidence of widespread fraud in presidential election
From CNN's Evan Perez
Attorney General William Barr says the Justice Department hasn't found evidence to support allegations of widespread fraud that could have changed the result of last month's presidential election.
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Barr told the Associated Press in an interview.
Barr, who prior to the election echoed President Trump's claims that mail-in voting wasn't secure, says both the Justice Department and the Homeland Security Department 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."
Sidney Powell's Dominion Quest in Georgia Gets Expedited Appeal
Wednesday, 02 Dec 2020 5:49
Former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell’s attempt to force Georgia officials to allow a forensic examination of voting machines that she claims are central to a vast election fraud conspiracy will get an expedited review from the federal appeals court in Atlanta.
Powell appealed after a judge declined to immediately grant her request for a temporary restraining order forcing audits of Georgia’s Dominion Voting Systems Inc. machines, which she claims have ties to “communist money” and the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. The court on Wednesday granted her emergency motion to expedite briefings on whether it will even hear the case at such an early stage.
Powell’s request, filed earlier on Wednesday on behalf of about a dozen Trump voters, said the stakes “could not be higher” because “massive election fraud has occurred throughout the Georgia in this past November in the context of voting machines using Dominion software.”
A hearing that was set for Friday in federal court on Powell’s underlying motion to decertify Georgia’s election result was delayed by the appeal. Joe Biden won the state’s 16 electoral votes by more than 12,600 ballots.