Attorney General William Barr has authorized federal prosecutors across the United States to prosecute “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities, if they exist, before the 2020 presidential election is certified, despite no evidence of fraud generalized. According to a New York Times report, DOJ official Richard Pilger, responsible for overseeing voter fraud investigations, resigned Monday after Barr allowed U.S. lawyers to investigate alleged voter fraud. ABC News reports that Barr’s action comes days after Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump and hints that Trump will use the Justice Department to try to challenge the outcome. It gives prosecutors the ability to circumvent long-standing Justice Department policy that would normally ban such overt actions before the election is certified. Trump did not concede the election and instead claims, without evidence, that there was a widespread, multi-state conspiracy by Democrats to skew the vote count in favor of Biden. Follow WHAS 11 on social media: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Subscribe to WHAS 11 for exclusive content: Visit the website: Download the WHAS11 News app Apple: Android :.