Attorney General Bill Barr just announced his biggest worries about the November election: online censorship and the potential for election fraud through the widespread use of mail-in ballots.
Barr sat down recently for a wide-ranging interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo that aired on her “Sunday Morning Futures” program.
“I’m worried about a number of things going into the election,” Barr told Bartiromo. “One, the censorship of robust debate. I’m also worried about undermining the public confidence in the integrity of the elections.”
The attorney general noted that one of the hallmarks of America was the fact that, in spite of deep partisan divides, there has always been a peaceful transfer of power by way of elections.
“But when state governments start adopting these practices like mail-in ballots, that open the floodgates of potential fraud, then peoples’ confidence in the outcome of the election is going to be undermined,” Barr said.
“And that could take the country to a very dark place if we lose confidence in the outcomes of our elections,” he added.
Stolen ballots, lack of privacy, and even foreign interference
The attorney general spent a moment addressing the importance of free and uncensored speech in the political realm and noted that a consequence of people being unable to express their views openly was an increase in extremism.
Returning to the topic of mail-in voting, Barr reiterated his concern about fraud. “Those things are delivered into mailboxes, they can be taken out,” he said.
“There’s questions about whether or not it even denies a secret ballot because a lot of the states have you signing the outside of the envelope, so the person who opens the envelope will know how people voted,” Barr added.
“Right now, a foreign country could print up tens of thousands of counterfeit ballots and it’d be very hard for us to detect which was the right and which was the wrong ballot,” he continued. “So I think it can upset and undermine the confidence in the integrity of our elections.”
“If anything, we should tighten them up right now,” Barr added. Watch:
Attorney General Barr’s concerns about the potential for fraud due to mail-in ballots are very real. Unfortunately, Democrats, the mainstream media, and the left-leaning tech companies are decidedly averse to having conversations about it.