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DOJ makes no 'overt moves' to investigate claims of widespread voter fraud conspiracy

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Even though U.S. Attorney General William Barr has loosened restrictions on investigating voter fraud, there has been no public announcement of any investigation, according to a story by the Washington Post.

“The Justice Department has met President Trump’s fantastical claims of widespread voter fraud with two weeks of skeptical silence,” the Washington Post reported in a story published Saturday.

The Department of Justice is “not taking any overt moves” to investigate claims of a worldwide conspiracy to steal the election lobbed by Trump lawyers in statements outside of court, the article said.

In a few cases, the DOJ has “quietly signaled” that it is reviewing allegations submitted to the agency, but federal officials found little evidence of wrongdoing, unnamed sources told the Washington Post.

The Washington Post spoke with Richard Hasen, a professor at the University of California at Irvine School of Law, who noted that Barr had criticized mail-in voting before the election.

“If there had been anything he could have hung his hat on after the election, he would have done so,” Hasen said of Barr. “The fact that no one has come forward with anything as far as we know, that’s a pretty good indication this has been a pretty clean election.”

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