AG Barr has finally made his move. The Trump campaign and other Republicans are closely watching states that seem to be taking a long time finishing the ballot count, and the Attorney General has decided to help in this endeavor.
Many on the right have been concerned that the process is being obscured by the left, with a lot of conservatives claiming that the fix is in.
They were rightly outraged when election officials refused entry to poll watchers, or even boarded up the windows while counting votes.
One example of this election interference was shared on Twitter by author and comedian Tim Young with the caption: “Oh look! A Democratic committeewoman in north Philly wearing a Biden mask not letting certified Republican poll watchers into a polling place… She ends with “that rule ain’t worth being followed” when someone says they should be allowed inside.”
Oh look! A Democratic committeewoman in north Philly wearing a Biden mask not letting certified Republican poll watchers into a polling place… She ends with "that rule ain't worth being followed" when someone says they should be allowed inside. pic.twitter.com/7646fTi2in
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) November 3, 2020
So, AG Barr has decided to take action to make sure all legal votes are counted properly. The Department of Justice announced to prosecutors Wednesday morning that armed federal agents are legally allowed in ballot counting centers to investigate claims of voter fraud.
According to reports, the 1:30 a.m. email from Richard Donoghue, who AG Barr appointed as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, said that the law which bans armed federal authorities from being at the polls on Election Day does not prohibit them from being there during the ballot count after that day.
This suggests that AG Barr may be sending federal agents to cities across the country that have been raising the alarm bells of many on the right.
The left was quick to accuse the DOJ of trying to “interfere” with the vote count. But many conservatives are asking why, if the left is sure that the vote count is accurate and that this election is secure, are they protesting so hard against people watching the process? If the Department of Justice wishes to send agents to quell rumors of fraud, why is that a problem?