Barr breaks with Trump: No reason to think 2020 election is rigged

On Tuesday, before the House Judiciary Committee, under questioning by Rep. Mary Scanlon, D-Pa., Attorney General William Barr said he did not have evidence of activities, such as counterfeit mail-in ballots. He conceded to voting by mail himself at least once.

Barr said he knew of no basis for the president to contest an election when the results are clear.

“Not that I’m aware of,” Barr said.

Asked directly whether he believed the 2020 election will be “rigged”– as Trump has repeatedly asserted when discussing the use of mail-in ballots as a concession to the coronavirus pandemic – Barr did not hesitate.

“I have no reason to think it will be,” the attorney general responded to the question posed by Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La.

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