Trump called the USPS voting fraud whistleblower a “brave patriot” after the man claimed that the postal workers discussed back-dating mail-in ballots and forwarding them to election officials in the critical swing states.
Richard Hopkins, a USPS worker from Erie Pennsylvania, claimed that they were postal workers who discussed backdating the mail-in ballots and sent them to crucial swing states.
Hopkins claimed that said ballots arrived after Election Day, which was the Pennsylvania deadline in a post marking the envelopes.
The Trump campaign cited these allegations of the whistleblower, and a lawsuit was brandished after that by Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Trump loyalist of South Carolina. This statement given by the USPS worker will be used as one of the critical pieces of evidence by Trump’s legal battle over his election defeat and the voting frauds that goes with it.
https://t.co/dPNjF2T4LH "Trump calls USPS whistleblower a 'brave patriot' after Democrats said the mailman had withdrawn voter fraud allegations – but he claims he got 'played' by postal inspectors and did NOT recant" #recant #DIDNOTrecant #postalworker
— magicboop⁷ (@magicboop) November 11, 2020
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, House Oversight Democrats said that Hopkins denied his allegations after the Post Office Inspector then questioned him in the General’s Office investigators.
Then hours after the story broke, the mailman then hit back and stated that he was “played” by inspectors and insisted that he did not recant the statements he previously made.
On Tuesday night, after the footage of Hopkins, denying that he had withdrawn his statement of voter fraud, Trump pushed his claims of election fraud and tweeted, “A brave patriot. More & more people are stepping forward to expose this Rigged Election!”
To debunked said allegation, the Democrats then stated that the USPS investigators confirmed that they indeed interviewed the mailman about these allegations and recanted his claims.
Democrats were quoted saying, “USPS IG investigators informed Committee staff today that they interviewed Hopkins on Friday, but that Hopkins RECANTED HIS ALLEGATIONS yesterday and did not explain why he signed a false affidavit,”
After Hopkins reportedly recanted his claims, Project Veritas then released a series of footage showing interviews with the mailman. He was seen claiming that he was “coerced” and “played” by investigators. There were short, edited clips of Hopkins’ interview with USPS Agent Russell Strasser. The agent is then seen telling Hopkins that he was trying to make his mind “a little clearer.”
In another video, the conservative group claimed that Hopkins was “lied to during interrogation by Feds.”
These videos come as Republicans are seeking to find justice and back up their claims of voting fraud. Top Texas official, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, offered a $1 million reward for anyone who would come forward and prove the widespread fraud that happened in the election.
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has offered up to $1 million for successful tips of voter fraud. To receive the funds, a tipsters' information must lead to an arrest and final conviction. https://t.co/z0UyQQbrju
— The Texan (@TheTexanNews) November 10, 2020
Gov. Patrick was quoted saying, “Whistleblowers and tipsters should turn over their evidence to local law enforcement. Anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and final conviction of voter fraud will be paid a minimum of $25,000,”
He added that he supports Trump’s attempts to identify voter fraud in the presidential election and his dedication in ensuring that every legal vote is counted and illegal votes disqualified.’
Patrick also said Trump’s pursuit of proving voter fraud is not only important in determining the outcome of the election, but it is also crucial in maintaining our democracy and in restoring faith in the future election.