‘This is an attempted coup’: Voting expert warns Bill Barr is ‘trying to overturn the election’
DOJ photo of President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr in the Oval Office.

Bill Barr was harshly criticized by a leading voting rights expert on Monday after he authorized the Department of Justice to probe GOP voter fraud conspiracy theories.


Ari Berman, the author of the 2016 book Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, warned of Barr's actions.

"There were no irregularities. This is an attempted coup and every major figure in America needs to denounce it," Berman posted to Twitter.

"US attorneys need to resign in protest. They are trying to overturn the election and subvert the will of the people," he warned.

"There were no irregularities," he continued. "This is an attempted coup and every major figure in America needs to denounce it. US attorneys need to resign in protest. They are trying to overturn the election & subvert the will of the people."