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Nearly Two Dozen House Republicans Urge Trump To Demand Special Counsel Investigate 2020 Election Integrity

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Nearly two dozen House Republicans are urging President Trump to direct Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate election integrity.

The group of Republicans, led by Rep. Lance Gooden of Texas, sent a letter to the president on Wednesday morning, which was obtained by the Washington Examiner. The letter, which is nearly identical to a letter Gooden recently sent to the president alone, was signed by 22 House Republicans. Five others agreed to the letter but didn’t sign it.

The letter comes on the heels of a continuing string of legal defeats for the Trump campaign and GOP-adjacent groups that have sought to overturn the election, which President-elect Joe Biden won with 306 Electoral College votes.

The letter requests that the president directs “Attorney General Barr to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate irregularities in the 2020 election” because “the American people deserve a definitive resolution to the uncertainty hovering over the outcome of our election, but legitimate questions of voter fraud remain unanswered.”

It does not go into details about the “legitimate questions” surrounding allegations of voter fraud.

More than a week ago, Barr said the Justice Department has “not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election.” He also shot down the conspiracy theory that voting machines “were programmed essentially to skew the election results,” adding that the Department of Homeland Security and the DOJ investigated it and found nothing that “substantiates” it.

Despite Barr’s statement, the House Republicans’ letter to the president claims that “the Department of Justice has been asked on multiple occasions to launch an investigation into this matter, but inaction from the Department along with public comments made by the Attorney General indicate a lack of willingness to investigate the irregularities your campaign and other elected officials across the nation have alleged.”

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