A new report states that almost two dozen Republican House members have penned a letter to President Donald Trump to ask him to direct Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate claims of voter fraud.
The group of Republicans are led by Rep. Lance Gooden of Texas. The letter sent out by the group is very similar to one that Gooden sent to the president alone. This new letter is signed by 22 House Republicans. Five other individuals agreed to the letter but did not sign it.
The letter requests that the president directs “Attorney General Barr to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate irregularities in the 2020 election” because “the American people deserve a definitive resolution to the uncertainty hovering over the outcome of our election, but legitimate questions of voter fraud remain unanswered.”
It does not go into details about the “legitimate questions” surrounding allegations of voter fraud.
More than a week ago, Barr said the Justice Department has “not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election.” He also shot down the conspiracy theory that voting machines “were programmed essentially to skew the election results,” adding that the Department of Homeland Security and the DOJ investigated it and found nothing that “substantiates” it.
Given the fact that the integrity of the election system, and by extension, our whole way of life, is at stake here, this is probably a good idea.
No matter who was running for president, or who was forecast to win, allegations of voter fraud absolutely need to be investigated with the utmost care. We cannot, as a nation, lose our voice in choosing our leadership.