Attorney General William Barr confirmed what election officials have been saying for the past month: There is no evidence of widespread election fraud.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Barr reported FBI agents and U.S. attorneys had followed up on reports of wrongdoing and complaints but found nothing that would alter the outcome of the 2020 election.
While voting in the 2020 general election ended a month ago, the Trump campaign and some republican figures continue to make false allegations about election administration and results. Echoing Trump’s false claims about voter fraud and theft, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Alabama) has said he is considering challenging the Electoral College votes when congress certifies Biden as president.
Politico reported Brooks did not have a specific plan but has said he would take action if a member of the senate would join him.
Representing Alabama’s 5th congressional district, Brooks is the latest in a long line of Republicans continuing to undermine the 2020 election results. Aside from the Georgia runoff elections, the 2020 election has been settled and the electoral college totals remain unchanged.
Barr’s admission comes as Georgia election officials condemned violent rhetoric and threats levied at election officials and poll workers in the state. Gabriel Sterling, Georgia’s Voting System Implementation Manager, called on Trump and other elected leaders to condemn the language and threats in a press conference Tuesday afternoon.
“Mr. President, you have not condemned these actions or this language,” Sterling said. “Senators, you have not condemned this language or these actions. This has to stop. We need you to step up. And if you’re going to take a position of leadership, show some.”
According to Sterling, a young tech in Gwinnett County received death threats, with one saying he should be hanged for treason accompanied by a noose. This comes after a Trump Campaign lawyer said Christopher Krebs should be executed. Previously the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Krebs was fired by the outgoing president for calling the 2020 election “the most secure in American history.”
The Georgia NAACP responded to the continued threat of violence saying it’s similar to the political violence and terror that has been directed at Black and brown communities across Georgia for years.
“All [they] did was turn a blind eye because of their allegiance to the Republican Party and not to the people,” said Rev. James Woodall, State President of the Georgia NAACP, in a statement. “This is a manifestation of racism and dehumanizing oppression that we fight against every single day.”
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