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Trump vote ‘fraud’ fightback raises the Barr, but it’s doomed, say experts

US attorney-general authorises prosecutors to 'pursue substantial allegations' of voting irregularities

Steve Holland and Simon Lewis

President Donald Trump is pushing ahead with legal challenges to the results of last week’s election after US attorney-general William Barr told federal prosecutors to look into any “substantial” allegations of voting irregularities.

Barr’s directive to prosecutors prompted the top lawyer overseeing voter fraud investigations to resign in protest. It came after days of attacks on the integrity of the election by Trump and Republican allies, who have alleged widespread voter fraud, without providing evidence.

Trump has not conceded the election to Democrat Joe Biden, who on Saturday secured the more than the 270 votes in the Electoral College needed to win the presidency...

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