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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman John Rose (TN-06)

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative John Rose (TN-6) joined Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX) and 37 of his Republican colleagues in sending a letter to Attorney General William Barr urging him to use Justice Department resources to ensure the integrity of the 2020 Presidential election.

“With widespread reports of irregularities, particularly in the vote counting process, it is imperative that the Justice Department use its resources to ensure that every legal vote is counted and we preserve the integrity of our elections,” said Representative Rose. “The Voting Section of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has the responsibility to ensure that the right to vote is sacred, and that includes fighting voter fraud. I urge Attorney General Barr to get involved immediately.”

The letter can be viewed here or below:

The Honorable William Barr
Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530

Dear Attorney General Barr,

While each state runs its own election process, the United States Department of Justice is ultimately responsible for the integrity of federal elections. The American people must have the utmost confidence that the outcome of the presidential election is legitimate.

With widespread reports of irregularities, particularly in the vote counting process, it is time for you to use the resources of the Department to ensure that the process is conducted in a manner that is fully consistent with state and federal law. And, it is also important that the process be completely transparent, so that the American people will have full confidence in the result.

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division Voting Section’s responsibility is to ensure that the right to vote is sacred. This not only means access to the ballot box, but it also means ensuring that no one’s vote is devalued by any means of voter fraud.

The U.S. Marshall’s service is also available to ensure that judicial orders are carried out. When it comes to a federal election, it should not matter whether those judicial orders come from a state or federal court. For example, if a state court orders that observers can watch ballot counting in a federal election, no local election official should be able to defy that order.

With that in mind, I request an immediate response to the following questions. What are you doing to ensure the integrity of the voting and counting process right now? Will you commit to using all the resources at your disposal to ensure that only legal votes are being counted and being counted in a fully transparent manner immediately?

Thank you for your prompt reply.


U.S. Representative John Rose represents Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District and resides in Cookeville with his wife, Chelsea, and their son, Guy. The Sixth District includes Cannon, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, White, and Wilson counties as well as portions of Cheatham and Van Buren counties.