Rep. Ted Budd Demands Answers From DOJ Over Voter Fraud in 2020 Election
Washington, November 6, 2020
Tags: Election Integrity
Washington, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Rep. Ted Budd sent a letter to the Department of Justice and Attorney General William Barr demanding answers on what the DOJ is doing to investigate and stop voter fraud in several states.
The letter was co-signed by 38 House members.
The letter reads:
Dear Attorney General Barr,
While each state runs its own election process, the United States Department of Justice is ultimately responsible for the integrity of federal elections. The American people must have the utmost confidence that the outcome of the presidential election is legitimate.
With widespread reports of irregularities, particularly in the vote counting process, it is time for you to use the resources of the Department to ensure that the process is conducted in a manner that is fully consistent with state and federal law. And, it is also important that the process be completely transparent, so that the American people will have full confidence in the result.
The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division Voting Section’s responsibility is to ensure that the right to vote is sacred. This not only means access to the ballot box, but it also means ensuring that no one’s vote is devalued by any means of voter fraud.
The U.S. Marshall’s service is also available to ensure that judicial orders are carried out. When it comes to a federal election, it should not matter whether those judicial orders come from a state or federal court. For example, if a state court orders that observers can watch ballot counting in a federal election, no local election official should be able to defy that order.
With that in mind, I request an immediate response to the following questions. What are you doing to ensure the integrity of the voting and counting process right now? Will you commit to using all the resources at your disposal to ensure that only legal votes are being counted and being counted in a fully transparent manner immediately?
Thank you for your prompt reply.