U.S. presidential election | Attorney General William Barr authorises to probe ‘substantial allegations’ of voting fraud

Mr. Barr’s action comes days after Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump

Attorney General William Barr has authorised federal prosecutors across the United State to pursue “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities before the 2020 presidential election is certified, despite little evidence of fraud.

U.S. presidential elections | Trump plans rallies to protest election

Mr. Barr’s action comes days after Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump and raises the prospect that Mr. Trump will use the Justice Department to try to challenge the outcome.

It gives prosecutors the ability to go around longstanding Justice Department policy that normally would prohibit such overt actions before the election is formally certified.

The Hindu Explains | Why are questions being raised about the viability of America’s electoral system?

Mr. Trump has not conceded the election and is instead claiming without evidence that there has been a widespread, multi-state conspiracy by Democrats to skew the vote tally in Mr. Biden’s favour.

Mr. Biden holds a sizable lead in multiple battleground states and there has been no indication of enough improperly counted or illegally cast votes that would shift the outcome.

In fact, election officials from both political parties have publicly stated the election went well, though there have been minor issues that are typical in elections, including voting machines breaking and ballots that were miscast and lost.

In a memo to US attorneys, obtained by The Associated Press, Mr. Barr wrote that 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.”

States have until December 8 to resolve election disputes, including recounts and court contests over the results. Members of the Electoral College meet December 14 to finalise the outcome.

Disclaimer: This post has not been edited by our staff and is published from a syndicated feed. The Original Source of this post can be found at Source link


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Coronavirus | Maharashtra surge worrisome, says CM

Remarking that Maharashtra’s sudden and steep surge in Covid-19 cases was worrisome indeed, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that...

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar arrives in Mauritius on last leg...

Mr. Jaishankar will review all aspects of bilateral relations, ongoing implementation of various infrastructure projects being carried out by India in Mauritius External Affairs...

Dhruvanarayan is party observer for mayoral polls

In the 65-member House, Cong. strength is 19 and JD(S) 18 Newly-appointed Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee’s (KPCC) working president R. Dhruvanarayan has been appointed party...

Veeramani releases book on farm laws

‘Agriculture Acts 2020’ is written by former Madras HC judge A.K. Rajan Dravidar Kazhagam president K. Veeramani on Saturday released a book, Agriculture Acts 2020,...

Roadwork delay turns political flashpoint in N.R. constituency

The delay in executing the development work of the pothole-filled Azeez Sait Double Road also known as Mahadevapura Main Road has emerged as a...

More Articles