Right after the election results started reaching a decisive point, President Donald Trump and his administration started making election fraud claims. The Republics have been making these allegations ever since Joe Biden came out as the winner in the 2020 Presidential elections.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Attorney General William Barr declared that the U.S. Justice Department had not found any evidence that would suggest widespread voter fraud significant enough to change the outcome of the election. He said,
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election.”
Barr’s comments were quick to catch criticism from the Trump camp’s attorneys. The 70-year-old Attorney General’s statements were in coherence with the conclusions of the Department of Homeland Security, US intelligence, and independent poll watchers.
William Barr’s Net Worth is approximately $50 Million
William Barr has made his fortune out of a career as an executive and director for some of the largest corporations. According to his financial disclosure and various other sources, William Barr’s net worth is approximately $50 Million.
He has now served as an Attorney General for two presidents. He is one of the wealthiest officials from President Trump’s cabinet.
Barr’s financial disclosure report gave a broad range for his finances in the range of $24 million and $74 million.
After George H. W. Bush’s tenure as president ended in 1993, Barr started working as general counsel at telephone giant GTE Corporation. Later when GTE merged with Bell Atlantic and formed Verizon. Barr stayed on board as executive vice president and general counsel. There he got an annual salary of $1.7 Million.
When Barr stepped down from Verizon, he received an additional $10.4 Million separation payment. The next year he joined two publicly traded companies as a board member. One of them was Dominion Resources who paid him $1.2 million in cash and granted him another $1.1 million in stock awards.
The other company that Barr joined as a board member was Time Warner. They paid him $970,000 in cash and $1 million in equity awards for serving on the board.
Barr Dismisses Claims of Voter Fraud
William Barr’s dismissal came after Trump persistently claimed that fraudulent voting practices and systems in critical states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia had robbed him of his second presidential election win. As per official vote tallies, Biden earned 6.2 million votes more than Trump.
Since then, Trump and his administration have strived to delay the popular vote tally from being definite before the Electoral College meets on December 14 to certify the election winner once and for all. In his statement, Barr further added,
“There’s been one assertion that would be systemic fraud, and that would be the claim that machines were programmed essentially to skew the election results. And the Department of Homeland Security and Department Of Justice has looked into that, and so far, we haven’t seen anything to substantiate that.”