U.S. Attorney General William Barr said the Justice Department has not found any evidence of widespread voter fraud that would overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
The statement made Tuesday to the Associated Press contradicts recent tweets made by President Trump and his campaign, who’ve stated the election was “rigged” in-favor of President-Elect Joe Biden, along with presenting legal challenges in many states.
Trump, who has yet to concede his loss to Biden, has turned to Rudy Giuliani to lead those legal proceedings in hopes the U.S. Supreme Court will hear initial arguments. No word if the high court would even take on a potential case. All of the previous claims presented in either the federal or state court systems have been thrown out and deemed meritless or ruled on.
Barr also said U.S. attorneys and FBI agents have been working together to follow up on specific complaints and information regarding voter fraud, but have yet to discover any credible evidence that would alter election results in any states.
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Barr told the AP.
This news comes at the same time key cabinet posts for the incoming Biden administration are being announced to the public. One of those entering back into the White house is Ron Klain, who was Biden’s vice presidential chief of staff from 2009 to 2011 and will assume a similar role for the President-Elect come next year.
Klain was also appointed by then-President Barack Obama to serve as the White House’s “Ebola czar” to coordinate the administration’s response to that epidemic and most recently was a senior adviser to the Biden campaign. He was also chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore under the Clinton administration.
Inauguration Day will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 20 with Biden set to be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.