Attorney General Bill Barr has authorized a Justice Department probe of allegations of “voting irregularities” — despite little evidence of voting fraud in the 2020 presidential election, a report said Monday.
The Associated Press reported the move by Barr Monday evening, but did not provide specifics on what the probe would focus on or what allegations they would investigate.
President Trump and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani have repeatedly made broad allegations of voter fraud in a number of states, but have not provided evidence for their claims.
Trump has filed lawsuits in a number of states that he either lost to former Vice President Joe Biden or is trailing in the vote count as the final ballots are tallied.
Biden secured his electoral college victory over Trump in the 2020 election with his projected win in Pennsylvania and Nevada on Saturday.
Biden is leading Trump in Arizona and Georgia, states that he will have flipped Democratic if he’s ultimately victorious in them.