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Barr called Trump’s election fraud claims “Bullshit”

According to Jonathan D. Karl, in an article for the Atlantic, Trump’s attorney general William Barr told him that the DoJ performed an informal investigation into the election fraud claims made by Trump and his allies, and concluded that they were “bullshit.”

“My attitude was: It was put-up or shut-up time,” Barr told me. “If there was evidence of fraud, I had no motive to suppress it. But my suspicion all the way along was that there was nothing there. It was all bullshit.”

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Michigan Senate GOP: No 2020 election fraud after all

Like a several other GOP-controlled legislatures, Michigan’s Senate (specifically the Oversight Committee) held hearings and investigated the claims that the 2020 election was fraudulently manipulated in favor of Biden. Months later, it has released its final report. What did it find? While acknowledging some failings and vulnerabilities in the system, GOP Sen. Ed McBroom and his committee found that there was no evidence of fraud or widespread failure, and that Michigan’s 2020 election results can be trusted. The report itself addresses and debunks the specific claims in detail. Sen. McBroom also notes that there is evidence of fraud on the part of those pushing these theories, and encouraged law enforcement to investigate further. Law enforcement appears to be obliging.