Attorney General William Barr declared Wednesday that the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) has found no evidence of widespread voter fraud that President Donald Trump alleges had altered last month’s presidential election.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr made the comments which pitted him against Trump, who has repeatedly lodged baseless conspiracies about the election.

Barr said that U.S. attorneys FBI agents have been working to investigate several specific complaints and information that they had received.

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


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The comments, which immediately drew criticism are particularly notable because Barr is one of Trump’s most trusted allies.

Before the election, Barr had repeatedly raised the possibility that mail-in voting could be susceptible to fraud due to the coronavirus pandemic, as Americans feared going to polls and instead chose voting alternatives like vote by mail.

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