'His abuses have escalated': Barr's kinship with Trump fuels election fears - 2020-09-25

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F345.png 'His abuses have escalated': Barr's kinship with Trump fuels election fears September 25, 2020, Tom McCarthy, The Guardian

Donald Trump's astonishing suggestion at a campaign rally last weekend that the US president will deploy government lawyers to try to hit the brakes on the counting of ballots on election night relies on the complicity of one federal official more than any other.

That official is the attorney general, William Barr, who, as the leader of the justice department, directs the army of government lawyers who would sue to halt the counting of votes.

Conveniently for Trump's stated plan, Barr appears not only ready to acquiesce, he seems eager to bring the lawsuits, having laid groundwork for challenging the election with weeks of misleading statements about the integrity of mail-in voting.

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{{cite news | first = Tom | last = McCarthy | title = 'His abuses have escalated': Barr's kinship with Trump fuels election fears | url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/25/bill-barr-donald-trump-election-steal-fears | work = The Guardian | date = September 25, 2020 | accessdate = September 27, 2020 }}