No point in doing more than simply noting this development. We know that there's been activity already, but this seems to clear the way for widespread and aggressive action. This is probably what Barr was meeting with McConnell about today. Via FR:
Attorney General William Barr has authorized the Department of Justice to investigate any "substantial allegations" of voter fraud in the 2020 election.
Barr wrote that investigations “may be conducted if there are clear and apparently-credible allegations of irregularities that, if true, could potentially impact the outcome of a federal election in an individual State.”
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
For most of the text of Barr's letter,
AG Barr Authorizes Federal Prosecutors To Pursue ‘Substantial Allegations’ Of Voting Irregularities, Report Says
Since I'm doing a new post, I'm going to paste in some notes that I was doing re Scott Hounsell's Red State article about calling BS on Wisconsin: Excuse Me While I Call BS: In Wisconsin. These are simply some excerpts from his pithy article, but they illustrate the use of statistics. I would be utterly amazed if these stats couldn't be replicated in other swing states as well. In fact, Sergeant Friday and Yancey Ward have suggested as much. Note--the three WOW counties (Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington) are heavily GOP suburbs of Milwaukee. Dane county is ultra-Left Madison:
in Wisconsin, data suggests that there are issues that need looking into in 5 counties in particular: Washington, St. Croix, Dane, Waukesha, and Ozaukee Counties.
these are the counties in which Joe Biden beat Barack Obama’s turnout by double digits. In 57 of Wisconsin’s counties, Biden underperformed Obama’s turnout, in some counties by as much as 28%. In 37 of those counties, Biden underperformed Obama’s turnout by double digits.
In Washington County, just outside of Milwaukee, Biden overperformed Obama by 15.03%. For reference, in Milwaukee, Biden underperformed Obama by 4.57%.
In St. Croix County which actually finds itself as more of a Minneapolis suburb, Biden beat Obama’s 2012 turnout by more than 3200 votes (16.47% increase) and Clintons turnout by 5708 Votes (or 32.65%). Again, another massive jump that is completely unexplained as Biden underperformed the three bordering counties by 4.36%, 7.07%, and 12.43% respectively.
In Dane County, Biden shot past Obama by 20.4%, another strange statistical bump that denies the national trend, state trend, and regional trend. Of the 7 counties surrounding Dane, Biden underperformed Obama anywhere from 12.38% to 1.26%.
In Waukesha County, the questionable numbers continue, where Biden beat Obama’s 2012 turnout by 31.85%.
Lastly, in Ozaukee County, Biden posted a staggering 38.39% improvement over Obama’s 2012 turnout.
What’s the point of all this? Trump’s data follows a natural and reasonable distribution. Where Trump did better, he did better than Romney almost as a rule. When Biden did better, he did better than Clinton in every county, which is to be expected, but still lagged over Obama in the majority of counties, many bordering these massive growth counties.