DOJ Not Done Investigating Election Fraud, Spokesperson Says.

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a statement on Tuesday in response to the backlash from an article by The Associated Press which quoted Attorney General William Barr saying that “to date, we have not seen on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”

“Some media outlets have incorrectly reported that the has concluded its investigation of election fraud and announced an affirmative finding of no in the election. That is not what the Associated Press reported nor what the Attorney General stated,” a spokesperson said, according to CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge.

“The Department will continue to receive and vigorously pursue all specific and credible allegations of as expeditiously as possible.”

reached out to the to confirm the statement but did not immediately receive a response.

Attorney General William Barr Attorney General William Barr appears before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 28, 2020. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post)

In its headline, The Associated Press twisted Barr's comment to suggest that the attorney general has passed final judgment on whether occurred in the 2020 election. “Disputing [President Donald] Trump, Barr says no widespread election ,” the wire service reported.

But the AP's own article prefaced Trump's comment on the matter by saying that “Barr told the AP that U.S. attorneys and agents have been working to follow up specific complaints and information they've received.”

Attorneys for the Trump campaign issued a response to Barr's comments, underlining that the many witnesses they are working with have not been contacted by the .

“With all due respect to the Attorney General, there hasn't been any semblance of a Department of Justice investigation. We have gathered ample evidence of illegal voting in at least six states, which they have not examined. We have many witnesses swearing under oath they saw crimes being committed in connection with voter . As far as we know, not a single one has been interviewed by the . The Justice Department also hasn't audited any voting machines or used their subpoena powers to determine the truth,” Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, attorneys for Trump, said in a statement.

Several days after the 2020 election, Barr authorized the to probe any “substantial allegations” of voter and noted that “such inquiries and reviews 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.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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