Post Office Whistleblower: I Did Not Recant Vote-fraud Claim. USPS Pushed Him To Change Story
by R. Cort Kirkwood, November 11, 2020 - The New American
Postal worker Richard Hopkins has not recanted his claim that he overheard his supervisor order late ballots backdated so they could be counted as legitimate votes.
Contrary to top House Democrats, postal bureaucrats, and the Washington Post, Hopkins did not confess that he concocted the story or his affidavit about the shady doings in Erie, Pennsylvania.
The latest on the whistleblower is significant because U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr has ordered his deputies and the FBI to probe allegations of widespread voter fraud, which could have given Democrat Joe Biden his putative victory in the Electoral College.
And on Monday, Kayleigh McEnany, President Trump’s spokeswoman, and Ronna McDaniel, chairman of the Republican National Committee, said they had more than 100 affidavits detailing fraud in Michigan, along with nearly 3,000 incident reports of the same.
Despite allegations of major vote fraud in key swing states, the leftist media are calling Biden the “president-elect.”
How It Began
Hopkins surfaced when he told his story to Project Veritas, then signed a notarized affidavit on November 6 that says the U.S. Postal Service was involved in pro-Biden vote shenanigans.
Hopkins’ superiors, he alleged, were backdating ballots:
[The postmaster] was back-dating the postmarks on the ballots to make it appear as though the ballots had been collected on November 3, 2020 despite them in fact being collected on November 4 and possibly later.
On November 5, 2020 … [the postmaster and another supervisor ] discussed how on November 4, 2020, they had back-dated the postmark on all but one of the ballots collected on November 4, 2020 to make it appear as though the ballots had instead been collected on November 3, 2020.…
Importantly, [the postmaster] and his assistant had ordered my co-workers and I to continue picking up ballots after November 3 despite the requirement that ballots be mailed by then. [The postmaster] directed that ballots be picked up through Friday, November 6, 2020. Moreover, [the postmaster] directed that all ballots picked up through November 6, 2020 were to be given to him, presumably so they could be backdated.
On November 9, as TNA reported yesterday, Barr told federal prosecutors and federal agents to investigate vote-fraud claims expeditiously because they might affect the outcome of the election if the fraud is as widespread as some believe.
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“While most allegations of purported election misconduct are of such a scale that they would not impact the outcome of an election and, thus, investigation can appropriately be deferred, that is not always the case,” Barr wrote.
Dems, Post: He Recanted
Not surprisingly, Democrats panicked. Pennsylvania is a key swing state that put the man they’re prematurely calling “president-elect” over Trump in the Electoral College. Something had to be done, and something was.
The Postal Service’s inspector general told top Democrats, and sources told the Washington Post, that Hopkins recanted his story.
“#USPS whistleblower completely RECANTED his allegations of a supervisor tampering with mail-in ballots after being questioned by investigators, according to IG,” the House Committee on Oversight and Reform tweeted.
Last night, the Post reported that Hopkins “admitted to U.S. Postal Service investigators that he fabricated the allegations, according to three officials briefed on the investigation and a statement from a House congressional committee.”
But that isn’t true, Hopkins said yesterday.
“I am at this very moment looking at a article written by [the] Washington Post,” he said:
It says that I fabricated the allegations of ballot tampering. I’m here to say that I did not recant my statements. That did not happen. That is not what happened.… I would like that the Washington Post recant their wonderful little article.
A subsequent video from PV features a recording of a USPS investigator telling Hopkins “this storm is getting crazy.… The reason they called me in is to try to harness that storm. Try to reel it back in before it gets really crazy.”
The postal investigator explained that the Senate and Justice Department are involved:
I am trying to twist you a little a bit.… We like to control our mind, and when we do that, we can convince ourselves of a memory. But when you’re under a little bit of stress, which is what I’m doing to you purposely, your mind can be a little bit clearer. And we’re gonna do a different exercise, too, to make your mind a little bit clearer. So, but this is all on purpose. I am not scaring you. But I am scaring you.
So the investigator from the USPS IG’s office pushed Hopkins to change his story.
After the Post published its story, the leftist GoFundMe website cut off a fundraiser for Hopkins, whom postal officials kicked off the job on Monday pending the results of their investigation.
Hopkins, the Post reported, served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2007 through 2012.
As for vote fraud elsewhere, as The New American reported yesterday, the media are ignoring credible evidence of widespread vote tampering and ballot backdating such as that McEnany and McDaniel alleged on Monday.