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Attorney General William Barr has become a hated figure among the far left.

And after the 2020 elections, it isn’t hard to see why.

Barr just said two words about voter fraud, and the left exploded.

Attorney General William Barr has been among the most steadfast supporters of President Trump since he was first appointed to the post by the President back in 2019.

For the past two years, Barr has been an arch-enemy of not only Democrats in Congress, but the left wing mainstream media as well.

Just recently, Barr ignited a firestorm among the press when he decided to weigh in on the ongoing allegations of voter fraud and voting irregularities in a series of key swing states that will determine the outcome of the Presidential Election.

Barr’s response shocked the mainstream media like never before.

The AP reports, “Attorney General William Barr has authorized federal prosecutors across the U.S. to pursue “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities, if they exist, before the 2020 presidential election is certified, despite no evidence of widespread fraud.

Barr’s action comes days after Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump and raises the prospect that Trump will use the Justice Department to try to challenge the outcome. It gives prosecutors the ability to go around longstanding Justice Department policy that normally would prohibit such overt actions before the election is certified.”

Barr’s letter authorizing the investigation included one particular phrase that lit a fuse in Washington.

“Given that voting in our current elections has now concluded, I authorize you to pursue substantial allegations of voting and vote tabulation irregularities prior to the certification of elections in your jurisdictions,” Barr wrote.

By recognizing that allegations of “voter irregularities” exist, Barr ended up blowing up the media narrative that the election was conducted without any hint of wrongdoing or fraud, a position that stands in complete contrast to 2016 when the left alleged that Trump cheated his way into the White House.

Democrats and many in the mainstream media have spent the past four years refusing to recognize the outcome of that election, and yet many of these figures are now the ones claiming that no such wrongdoings existed in this most recent election.

The double-standard among many within the Democratic Party and their allies in the press is exactly why Barr issued this order in the first place.

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The Attorney General knows that the odds of voter fraud or at least misconduct are likely to be high in an election that saw the highest turnout the country has seen since the early 1900s.

And he’s determined to root out any instances where it can be seen.

Yet Barr’s directive is now leading to an outpouring of attacks from the left.

The New York Times for example reports that Barr “waded into President Trump’s unfounded accusations of widespread election irregularities,” characterizing the order as a partisan stunt rather than a serious attempt to eliminate voter fraud.