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Barr: Investigate any fraud allegations

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 11/10/20, 05:19 pm

Lawyers should wait until results are certified to investigate voting irregularities that wouldn’t affect the election outcome, Attorney General William Barr said in a Monday memo. But he urged U.S. government attorneys to pursue any voter fraud allegations that could influence the results. “Nothing here should be taken as any indication that the Department has concluded that voting irregularities have impacted the outcome of any election,” he said.

Are there any credible allegations? President Donald Trump alleged widespread ballot counting abuse in tweets on Tuesday morning, but he did not mention any specific issues. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tweeted Friday that his state was charging a social worker with more than 100 counts of voter fraud for submitting ballots on behalf of nursing home residents.

Dig deeper: Read Jamie Dean’s report on media outlets declaring Joe Biden the projected winner of the presidential election.


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Kyle is a WORLD Digital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Kyle resides in Purcellville, Va. Follow him on Twitter @kylezim25.

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  • JerryM
    Posted: Tue, 11/10/2020 06:31 pm

    For those interested, you may check these sources for detailed allegations: 

    1. https://www.theepochtimes.com/

    2. https://townhall.com/columnists/robertcharles/2020/11/10/election--not-over-yet-n2579768.  
    As I have written in another Sift comment, apart from Fox, which is covering fraud investigations, despite its declaration of Biden as the winner, I suspect it will be difficult to find much if any coverage in legacy media which will likely continue the suppression work we witnessed concerning his son's emails. 

    I encourage World to do its own investigative work detailing allegations and evidence that may affect the election outcomes.

  • HANNAH.
    Posted: Wed, 11/11/2020 01:25 pm

    Thank you for the links. Because of likely media suppression, here are the issues -- first a national issue and then state-specific issues:

    Computer "error" -- Dominion Voting Systems software erroneously tabulated 6,000 votes in one Michigan county to Democratic nominee Joe Biden instead of President Donald Trump. The software was used not only in 47 Michigan counties, but in Georgia and other states.

    Wisconsin 
    Elections guidance contrary to state law: clerks filled out witness addresses on absentee ballot certificates 
    Recount likely to begin late November

    Michigan 
    More than 10,000 dead people cast ballots 
    Tens of thousands of absentee ballots arrived early Wednesday morning at Detroit processing center 
    Voter fraud: ballot backdating, unregistered voters, and tens of thousands of unsecured ballots

    Pennsylvania 
    Lawsuit against Secretary of State and seven county boards of election 
    Election process violated Constitution: different standards of verification and transparency for mail-in and in-person voters, and disparate treatment of Republican and Democrat voters and poll watchers

    Georgia 
    Elections officials in Fulton County said they were shutting down tabulation center at 10:30 p.m. election night, but continued counting ballots in secret until 1:00 a.m. 
    Secretary of State official expects to find double-voters, and those disqualified to register have voted

    Nevada 
    Whistleblower saw people in Biden van opening, filling, and sealing ballots 
    Fraud: 9,000 ballots cast by people who moved out of the state, ballots cast using identities of dead people, voter registrations issued to minors under age 18 
    Hundreds of Republicans denied chance to vote 
    Whistleblower reviewing 14,000 ballots repeatedly overruled by supervisor regarding questionable ballots 
    Lack of transparency and accuracy regarding signatures on 600,000 mail-in ballots

    Arizona 
    Some in-person votes in Maricopa County disregarded due to improper guidance from poll workers

  • not silent
    Posted: Wed, 11/11/2020 08:57 am

    Commenters often point out that World Magazine is affiliated with AP and many have expressed concern about media bias. Presumably you are aware that The Epoch Times is affiliated with (and was founded by) the Falun Gong religious group from China. Town Hall is rated by Media Bias Fact Check as "biased and questionable" due to reporting that consistently favors the right. 
     

    I'm not advising anyone what to do, just providing info.

  • HANNAH.
    Posted: Wed, 11/11/2020 03:13 pm

    Other news sources besides The Epoch Times and Townhall:
    Breitbart https://www.breitbart.com/ 
    One America News Network https://www.oann.com/ 
    Newsmax https://www.newsmax.com/ 
    Liberty Nation https://www.libertynation.com/ 
    ... and a news aggregator: Whatfinger https://www.whatfinger.com

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 11/12/2020 06:49 pm

    not silent,

    Were you going to tell us about any of the other media?

    You kind of left out all the media who have NEVER had anything good to say about TRUMP. 

    Which of the LIBERAL BIASED PARTISAN media do you believe to be NOT BIASED???  CNN? MSNBC? CBS? ABC?

    WHICH of the media do you trust to tell people the TRUTH about what is going on?

     

  • not silent
    Posted: Thu, 11/12/2020 07:03 pm

    For NEWS2ME: I was trying to address the comment by JerryM, not attempting to provide a full review of all media outlets. (I also did not say anything about the subsequent links that were posted by Hannah because I figured World readers were capable of investigating them and coming to their own conclusions.)  

    I'm not sure why you think I believe any media outlets are not biased.  As I said in my comment below, I think we can agree that all media-and, in fact, all human beings-have some kind of bias.  That is why we look to the Lord to guide and direct us and give us discernment.   

  • OlderMom
    Posted: Wed, 11/11/2020 03:54 pm

    I have long felt that OAN and some of these other sources were too uncritical of anything they were generally in favor of. World has seemed to be pretty good about asking the hard questions ("could it possibly be me who is wrong?"). However, since the start of the shutdowns I have seen World fall into the same rut as the major news sources of reporting numbers without context, especially the context of math (10,000 is a huge number, but not compared to 320 million, people have died from other things than the virus this year, etc.) So I have been looking for other sources and have been driven to the ones I used to take with a grain of salt. I don't know if they are just telling me what I want to hear about election fraud, but I know from personal experience that when AP was saying a few days ago there is "no" evidence of election fraud, well, that's Biblically wrong. That would mean everyone in the US suddenly became perfectly honest. Never happened, never will.

    So when I get statements like that from AP that go against not only the Bible but also common sense, I have to say, OAN may be exaggerated, but it hasn't been flat-out impossible like AP.

    This is what it means that the Left has radicalized the Right. I am now trusting sources I didn't use to, because the ones I used to trust are visibly even more biased.

  • HANNAH.
    Posted: Wed, 11/11/2020 04:45 pm

    I agree, OlderMom. Quite some years ago, WORLD magazine joined other news magazines at the home of my mom and stepfather. When I visited, I devoured the news from a Christian worldview, sometimes having to read back copies while waiting my turn to read the current issue. To reduce the competition, Mom gifted me with a subscription of my own – an annual Christmas gift. After she died, I joyfully paid for my own subscription, though it has been a stretch financially. I considered any other source of national and world news to be anathema – radical. Not anymore.

  • not silent
    Posted: Wed, 11/11/2020 06:47 pm

    I think I had a different understanding of the comment that there was no evidence of election fraud. I did not interpret it to mean that everyone in the US was completely honest or that fraud was impossible. I thought it meant that, so far, no one has proven in court that specific individuals or groups had broken specific election laws (I.e., in our legal system people are innocent until proven guilty). However, if you know of a specific case that HAS been proven in court, please share it here. 

  • OlderMom
    Posted: Thu, 11/12/2020 12:01 am

    not silent, I agree that that's how AP may have meant the statement, but it came across the way it came across, and I saw it because some liberal friends of mine posted it on Facebook, apparently taking it at face value, even after I told them about my next-door neighbor who received a ballot for someone who has not lived in that house for at least the last decade, which she could have forged the signature on, and there would have been no way to trace it to her. (My conversation with my neighbor led to her registering to vote, herself, and voting for the first time in her life.)

    What I think AP should have said was something like "Is There Evidence for Election Fraud?" which would have shown openness to either possibility. 

    My understanding is that "evidence" requires things that can take a few days to gather, like sworn affidavits. In my understanding, such things have been gathered now; they are being presented in court where they should be presented, and where the determination should be made of whether it is actual evidence.

  • Narissara
    Posted: Thu, 11/12/2020 09:21 am

    I took the AP's statement that there is "no" evidence of election fraud to mean Trump's various lawsuits are frivolous.  And if the courts find them to be so, then by all means, they should be dismissed.  But the courts, not the AP, have to first look at the evidence he's basing his claims on and hear what he has to say before they can make that determination, and I was under the impression the plaintiff, Trump, was still in the process of gathering evidence at the time the statement had been made.  The AP is doing what it does best:  telling people what to think instead of reporting the facts and allowing them think for themselves.  

  • not silent
    Posted: Thu, 11/12/2020 10:50 am

    For Hannah, OlderMom, and Narissara:  I think we can agree that the courts should (and presumably will) decide whether or not there was election fraud. It will not be decided by the press, the current president, the former Vice President, or any other politicians. I'm willing to wait and see and to trust God with the outcome.

    We can probably also agree that all media (and probably all human beings) have some bias. That is why we, as believers, must look to the Lord for guidance, direction, and truth.  May God grant us all wisdom and direction in these difficult times! Blessings, NS.

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 11/12/2020 06:54 pm

    JerryM and HANNAH,

    Thank you for a list of media where we can get information that is NOT AGAINST TRUMP or CONSERVATIVES.

    Sometimes we watch news on the Japanese channel. Even the BBC is biased.

    Most Conservatives know when TRUTH is NOT spoken. 

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 11/12/2020 07:12 pm

    Pelosi IMPEACHED Trump with LESS EVIDENCE than the VOTER FRAUD.

    It was all hearsay.

    What has happened to our courts?

    The FBI went after Trump for collusion with Russians spies, when it was all made up by them. He was cleared, which made them MAD, so they decided to feed Trump the whole Biden thing wrapped up in a neat bow. He took the bate and they impeached him for it. Dems met in a basement behind closed doors. (very transparent of them)

    Makes for a nice movie. Trump should write a book about all his backstabbing staff who were there just to get something on him. They belonged to Obama. Talk about BIG BROTHER. Everywhere Trump turned someone was there watching him, to report on him. Creepy!

    Trump was VERY TRUSTING of people who lied to his face. 

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 11/12/2020 07:19 pm

    Barr has done a lot of investigating.

    It makes me wonder if it will lead to anything, or it's just to keep everyone busy until the leadershp changes and then he can go home. Dems and media don't seem to be against him, a fair determination of bias. 

     

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