The US Attorney General, William Barr, has given authorization to prosecutors across the country to open investigations into voting irregularities in the just concluded November 3rd election.
The order came due to the fact that President Donald Trump have repeatedly claimed that there were voter fraud during the presidential election which he lost to Democratic candidate, Joe Biden.
However, the US Attorney General stressed that his letter was not an indication that the Justice Department have gotten any evidence of genuine cases of fraud in the election.
The letter read in part as;
“Given that voting in our current elections has now concluded, I authorize you to pursue substantial allegations of voting and vote tabulation irregularities prior to the certification of elections in your jurisdictions in certain cases.
“Such inquiries and reviews 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.
“Furthermore, any concerns that overt actions taken by the Department could inadvertently impact an election are greatly minimized, if they exist at all, once voting has concluded, even if election certification has not yet been completed”.
William Barr also told US attorneys that “practice has never been a hard and fast rule,” and he stressed if they see anything that could reverse the results of last Tuesday’s election, they should pursue it.
Justice Department policy has been to hold back any federal involvement until vote tallies are certified, recounts completed and races concluded.