• What AG Barr Didn’t Say About Voting Fraud (And Which the Media Pretty Much Got Wrong)

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    Surge Summary: In predictable fashion, the Mainstream Media has misrepresented recent statements by Attorney General William Barr regarding election fraud: He did not say there was none of it; in fact, he has authorized officials to investigate accusations regarding election day irregularities – of which more continue to surface.

    by Gary Bauer 

    Attorney General William Barr made headlines late [Tuesday] afternoon after discussing the status of the presidential election in an interview with the Associated Press.  Many media outlets, including some on the right, ran headlines that pitted the attorney general against the president.  And, predictably, they grossly distorted what Barr said.

    Barr told the Associated Press that “to date we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”  But many reporters wrote stories indicating that there was no fraud and that the investigations were over.

    The Justice Department felt compelled to issue a statement setting the record straight.  In response to the media’s spin, a Justice Department spokesman said:

    “Some media outlets have incorrectly reported that the Department has concluded its investigation of election fraud and announced an affirmative finding of no fraud in the election. 

    “That is not what the Associated Press reported nor what the Attorney General stated. The Department will continue to receive and vigorously pursue all specific and credible allegations of fraud as expeditiously as possible.”

    To be clear, Attorney General Barr has authorized U.S. attorneys to investigate “substantial allegations” of voter fraud.  And there have been reports that Justice Department and FBI officials are reaching out to independent groups to examine whatever evidence they have collected.  (Here and here.)

    Here’s something I hope the attorney general will also investigate:  Two subcontractors for the Post Office, Ethan Pease and Jesse Morgan, told Sean Hannity about plans to backdate 100,000 mail-in ballots, and that 300,000 mail-in ballots were transported from Long Island, New York, to Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

    In related news, the Trump campaign and its allies filed additional lawsuits [Tuesday] seeking to block the certification of Pennsylvania’s electors and challenging Wisconsin’s election procedures.

    And elections officials in Georgia are reportedly investigating 250 “credible claims” of voter fraud and illegal voting.

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    Originally posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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