The former attorney general’s comments on vote-by-mail are controversial. He has also openly condemned former President Donald Trump over baseless post-election claims that the 2020 race had been stolen from him.
“I stand by all of that,” said Barr in an interview. “My view is that in such as closely divided country with so much at stake, we have to keep strong protections against fraud and protect the integrity of the election, and I think when they are diluted and reduced—which they were—then people are not going to have confidence in the election, whether or not fraud occurs.”
Barr remarked many unsupported statements moments before the election that amplified Trump’s scare tactics about voter fraud before his loss.
Barr repeatedly cautioned that foreign countries would widely imitate mail-in ballots with no proof. When asked for evidence of this claim, he responded that his statements were based on “common sense” and “logic.”
After Barr’s prior statement was proven false, the Department of Justice had to clear up confusion about 1,700 fraudulent votes in Texas.
Experts have thoroughly debunked the idea that vote-by-mail is subject to a wide range of fraud.
On Friday, the former attorney general stated that he has no obligation to those who think mass fraud would happen in the election.
Following the election, Barr privately rebuked Trump’s allegations of a rigged election as per an extract from his memoir One Damn Thing After Another. Moreover, Barr said he publicly condemned Trump’s untrue statements of widespread election fraud two times after the election.
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