Barr did NOT say there’s no fraud – he didn’t find any yet & it has to go through civil courts

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The media distorted what Attorney General Bill Barr said earlier today about the election and allegations of fraud. He did say they haven’t found massive or systemic fraud – yet – but it is really up to the state and local officials to conduct a top-down audit, and the claims have to go through the civil courts. That is very different from what the media is reporting.

The AP didn’t lie, but they only told part of the story. This is what is trending on Twitter: Barr says Justice Department found no evidence of voter fraud that would change election outcome, according to the AP.

NO EVIDENCE ‘TO DATE’

In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said U.S. attorneys and FBI agents have been working to follow up specific complaints and information they’ve received. Still, they’ve uncovered no evidence  “to date” that would change the outcome of the election.

“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Barr told the AP.

“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.

“So far,” he hasn’t seen anything like that.

IT’S NOT GOING TO BE CURED BY THE DOJ

He said people were confusing using the federal criminal justice system with allegations that should be made in civil lawsuits. He said such a remedy for those complaints would be a top-down audit conducted by state or local officials, not the U.S. Justice Department.

Basically, he is saying it has to go through the civil courts. The remedy would be a top-down audit by state or local officials. It’s not the DoJ’s bailiwick.

“There’s a growing tendency to use the criminal justice system as sort of a default fix-all, and people don’t like something they want the Department of Justice to come in and ‘investigate,’” Barr said.

He said that there must be a basis to believe there is a crime to investigate.

“Most claims of fraud are very particularized to a particular set of circumstances or actors or conduct. They are not systemic allegations and. And those have been run down; they are being run down,” Barr said. “Some have been broad and potentially cover a few thousand votes. They have been followed up on.”

He only found particularized sets of circumstances and not anything systemic. The state and local governments need to audit to see if it is systemic and something the FBI needs to probe.

In the absence of the state and local governments doing it, shouldn’t the FBI step in?


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The Prisoner
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The Prisoner
3 years ago

Barr’s remarks are silly. Major crimes which jeopardize our nation do not go through civil courts before the DOJ should react. That statement alone shows what a coward and liar Barr is. He is an oath violator. He can make such nonsense remarks since he sees that he is untouchable, the republicans and the media will not expose him. He is, and has been, the most dangerous person in DC. The proper way to handle Barr, ever since he threw out rock solid criminal referrals on McCabe and Comey over a year ago, was to attack him, but the conservative media refused to, and to investigate him in the senate, which his co-conspirator Mitch refused to do. It’s a plot. Barr has no conscience to say such silly things and lie to the nation in the midst of our crisis.

Keystone Clown Collective
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Keystone Clown Collective
3 years ago

A good photo chopper should put a big red nose, rainbow wig, colorful clown suit with a pretty novelty water squirting flower on esteemed party member comrade kommisar Barr.

Greg
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Greg
3 years ago

Maybe THIS:

Seems like quite a reason for many more to have been involved in a wide conspiracy of Fraud. We’re looking at monies in the Trillions. It’s quite the motivator for all kinds of high-level involvement, AND, Cover-Ups.

https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/12/01/joe-biden-signals-support-for-bailing-out-cities-and-states-impacted-by-coronavirus/

Are we to believe the FBI cannot investigate reports already submitted. The civil suits themselves are for election purposes only, but that doesn’t detract from evidence already presented. It is possible to have a two-tract process. A criminal investigation would enhance the civil process since the Civil Litigants aren’t able to secure subpoenas, and would be required for those litigants to further the investigation. Sounds to me like a matter of “convenience”.