- The US Justice Department has said that there is yet no evidence that can change the results of the presidential election
- The ultimate blow came from the attorney general of the nation, William Barr
- Barr noted that even the FBI is yet to uncover any proof that the polls were rigged in any way
Despite his dogged refusal to concede defeat in the United States' presidential election, President Donald Trump on Tuesday, December 1, received what some may call the last straw that may eventually break his back.
The ultimate blow came from the US attorney general, William Barr, who maintained that there was no alleged electoral misconduct (held on to by Trump and his supporters) that could change the results of the poll, Al Jazeera reports.
Barr noted that the nation's justice department is yet to discover any evidence of election fraud that could alter the outcome of the poll.
He made this point during his conversation with local journalists, adding that even the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been following specific complaints from persons about the election.
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election.”
Many political analysts believe that things are working against Trump since Barr is seen as one of the strong allies of the president who recently issued an order to all attorneys to focus on substantial allegations of rigging during the election.
However, Trump had expressed fresh optimism on winning the US election as he continued to press lawsuits against the projected president-elect, Joe Biden.
Trump, 74, was trailing behind the 77-year-old former senator and vice president in both electoral and popular votes after the November 3 presidential poll.
Although the international media including the Associated Press have been recognising Biden as the president-elect who will take over in January after the final collation of the results, Trump was yet to accept defeat — a development jeopardising the country's democratic principle.
The embattled president, in a tweet on Tuesday, November 10, convincingly stated that he would win the election which is likely to be decided by the Supreme Court.
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