President Donald Trump‘s prospects of clinging onto power have received some boost after the US attorney general approved a probe into vote fraud claims.
The Republican flag bearer lost the November 3 poll to the former vice president and Democrat challenger, Joe Biden in an election that left the powerful nation sharply divided.
Trump claimed he was the legitimate winner of the poll. He alleged he was shortchanged by the electoral officials working for the Democratic Party.
However, Biden’s win could be a matter of a court battle that could potentially water down credibility of the US electoral system, New York Times reported on Tuesday, November 10.
The attorney general William Barr on Monday, November 9, gave the federal prosecutors a go-ahead to investigate the vote-rigging allegations
Given that voting in our current elections has now concluded, I authorise you to pursue substantial allegations of voting and vote tabulation irregularities prior to the certification of elections in your jurisdictions,” he directed.
The BBC reported that a senior justice department official, Richard Pilger quit after Barr’s directive Pilger would have been the one to oversee the investigations.
Biden is yet to be officially declared the president, even though he was projected to have won the election after he surpassed 270 electoral college votes needed to clinch the seat.