After a coalition of thirty-nine House Republicans on Saturday sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr asking the Department of Justice to investigate voter fraud, AG Barr heard them and has now authorized a DOJ investigation into the 2020 election irregularities.
AG Barr had concerns about the mail-in ballots weeks ago:
Several swing states have reported voter “irregularities,” and ten state attorney generals have also just asked the Supreme Court to look into a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in favor of mail-in ballots. President Trump warned Americans about the mail-in ballots and how they would open up the election to voter fraud.
The letter to AG Barr is below:
Dear Attorney General Barr,
While each state runs its own election process, the United States Department of Justice is ultimately responsible for the integrity of federal elections. The American people must have the utmost confidence that the outcome of the presidential election is legitimate.
With widespread reports of irregularities, particularly in the vote counting process, it is time for you to use the resources of the Department to ensure that the process is conducted in a manner that is fully consistent with state and federal law. And, it is also important that the process be completely transparent, so that the American people will have full confidence in the result.
The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division Voting Section’s responsibility to ensure that the right to vote is sacred. This not only means access to the ballot box, but it also means ensuring that no one’s vote is devalued by any means of voter fraud.
The U.S. Marshals Service is also available to ensure that judicial orders are carried out. When it comes to a federal election, it should not matter whether those judicial orders come from a state or federal court. For example, if a state court orders that observers can watch ballot counting in a federal election, no local election official should be able to defy that order.
With that in mind, we request an immediate response to the following questions. What are you doing to ensure the integrity of the voting and counting process right now? Will you commit to using all the resources at your disposal to ensure that only legal votes are being counted and being counted in a fully transparent and manner immediately?
Thank you for your prompt reply.
Signatories include: Michael Cloud (TX) , Andy Biggs (AZ), Greg Steube (FL), Bob Gibbs (OH), Bill Posey (FL), Ralph Norman (VA), Morgan Griffith (VA), Jeff Duncan (SC), Ted Budd (NC), Mark Green (TN), Andy Harris (MD), Scott DesJarlais (TN), Dan Bishop (NC), Jody Hice (GA), Mike Kelly (PA), Randy Weber (TX), Brian Babin (TX), Chip Roy (TX), Robert Latta (OH), Ben Cline (VA), James Comer (KY), Guy Reschenthaler (PA), Warren Davidson (OH), Scott Perry (PA), Jim Banks (IN), Rick Allen (GA), Roger Marshall (KS), Doug LaMalfa (CA), Bill Flores (TX), Bill Johnson (OH), Michael Conaway (TX), Kevin Hern (OK), Glen Grothman (WI), Tom Emmer (MN), John Joyce (PA), John Rose (TN), Lance Gooden (TX), Jodey Arrington (TX), and Dan Crenshaw (TX).