WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Attorney General William Barr confirmed that the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation had found no evidence of fraud in the U.S. presidential election that would overturn the result in favor of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Despite the announcement of former Vice President Joe Biden as the winner of the U.S. presidential election by numerous media outlets and members of government, outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump has refused to concede and continues in his persistence that the election was fraudulent and pursuing, so far unsuccessfully, court cases to overturn the results of the election
In a statement to the Associated Press, Attorney General Barr confirmed that the U.S Justice Department has found no evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the presidential election.
Barr added that federal prosecutors and FBI agents had examined complaints they had received about possible election fraud but found no evidence that would reverse Joe Biden’s victory.
Barr also expressed his categorical rejection of the conspiracy theory promoted by Lawyer Sidney Powell, a former member of the Trump campaign’s legal team, who claimed that vote counting machines were manipulated in Georgia and other states.
The Trump campaign issued a statement in response to Barr’s remarks, saying that with due respect to the attorney general, there was no thorough justice department investigation and the campaign has gathered much evidence of illegal voting in at least six states.
In its statement, the Trump campaign confirmed its intention to continue to pursue legal and political remedies through the judicial system and state legislatures to reverse its electoral defeat.