Sixteen U.S. attorneys who are assigned to monitor the 2020 election told Attorney General William Barr on Friday that they have found no widespread fraud, the Washington Post reported Friday.
The group of Justice Department prosecutors said in a letter to Barr that in the areas they supervise, there has been no evidence of the kind of “substantial allegations of voting and vote tabulation irregularities” he had told them in a memo on Monday to look for, the paper said.
In their letter, a copy of which was viewed by the Washington Post, the prosecutors, who are assigned to court districts across the country, ask Barr to rescind the memo, charging that it “thrusts career prosecutors into partisan politics.”
The memo had prompted the resignation of Richard Pilger, the official who oversees voter fraud allegations for the Justice Department.
“Perhaps they did not read the memo,” department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told the paper when asked for comment.
“Nothing here should be taken as any indication that the Department has concluded that voting irregularities have impacted the outcome of any election.”