After weeks of silence, Attorney General William Barr has come out stating the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security haven’t seen any evidence of election fraud that would have changed the election outcome.
In a statement to the AP on Tuesday, Barr said the DOJ and DHS haven’t seen fraud on a scale big enough to change the election.
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Barr said.
Barr claimed that the only mechanism capable of skewing an election would be compromised voting machines, but “so far” haven’t been able to substantiate that.
“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 said.
Barr then explained that many of the election fraud allegations should be handled in civil lawsuits where “top-down audits” could be conducted, because many of those allegations are not “systemic” and therefore don’t fall under the DOJ’s purview.