WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — In a memo to U.S. attorneys, Attorney General William Barr has instructed and authorized federal prosecutors across the U.S. to pursue “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities or fraud, saying their investigations “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.”
“While it is imperative that credible allegations be addressed in a timely and effective manner, it is equally imperative that Department personnel exercise appropriate caution and maintain the Department’s absolute commitment to fairness, neutrality and non-partisanship,” Barr wrote.
Barr’s memo gives Federal prosecutors the ability to identify any specific instances of fraud, if they exist, before the 2020 presidential election is certified, sidestepping longstanding Justice Department policy that normally prohibits such actions prior to an election being certified.
The Attorney General's memo said any allegations that would “clearly not impact the outcome of a federal election” should be delayed until after those elections are certified, and that prosecutors should open so-called preliminary inquiries, which would allow investigators and prosecutors to see if there is evidence that would allow them to take further investigative measures.
While Trump has not conceded the election, in the states of Pennsylvania, Nevada and Michigan his campaign has now collected signed affidavits that attest to criminal activity during the Voting Process.
- In the City of Detroit, witnesses have sworn under oath that ballots were improperly backdated and counted without matching signatures
- Also in Michigan, a poll watcher alleges that 40,000 late and unsealed Absentee Ballots were counted orally, all for Democrats
- In Pennsylvania, records have also been produced showing turnout from people who were born in the 19th Century – who apparently rose from their graves to vote
With Barr’s memo authorizing fraud investigation having been issued after numerous media outlets declared Democrat Joe Biden as having won the election, Democrats have, naturally, responded by saying the move raises the prospect that the president will use the Justice Department to try and challenge the still-yet-to-be-certified outcome.
While Justice Department general policy is “not to conduct overt investigations, including interviews with individual voters, until after the outcome of the election allegedly affected by the fraud is certified,” in the memo the Attorney General clarified that any concerns about an investigation inadvertently impacting an election are minimized once voting has concluded, and that in some cases, investigations could not be delayed until the election is certified.
Although vote tabulations are still underway in some states – and with no state in the nation having yet officially certified its results – national media outlets continue to claim Biden has "won" or holds a "sizable" lead in several battleground states, including those that have said state law will require them to undertake recounts.
And, despite an abundance of evidence to the contrary, virtually all of the nation's traditional media sources have continued to claim there is no indication of enough improperly counted, or illegally cast votes to change the current Electoral College scorecard.
Prior to the election, the Attorney General had warned state election officials of the potential for vote tabulation fraud, as well as other additional difficulties. Previous instances and documentation of problems occurring when absentee or vote-by-mail systems were attempted during the Primary election season had led experts to voice concerns that mail-in voting may be prone to undue influence or coercion by vote harvesters and political party officials.
In a statement issued after the memo's issuance was announced, Bob Bauer, Biden's campaign attorney, responded, “It is deeply unfortunate that Attorney General Barr chose to issue a memorandum that will only fuel the ‘specious, speculative, fanciful or far-fetched claims’ he professes to guard against. But in the end, American democracy is stronger than any clumsy and cynical partisan political scheme.”
States have until December 8th, 2020, to resolve any identified election disputes – including recounts and court contests questioning ballot integrity.
Members of the Electoral College meet December 14th to officially finalize the election's results.