Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud have been plentiful and without substance, and he continues to invent new reasons that the election was stolen from him and given to his opponent, Joe Biden. One of his most explosive claims toward proof fell apart on Tuesday, as conspiracy theories backed by Project Veritas always do.
The claim began when an affidavit signed by a USPS employee named Richard Hopkins became public thanks to Project Veritas, a group led by James O’Keefe who have been found to doctor videos to create headlines, make up claims of sexual assault to try to fool mainstream news organizations, and to commit crimes in order to get their fake “news” stories.
The Erie-Times News reported that:
‘Project Veritas on Wednesday released a video from an Erie postal worker — whose face was digitally altered and voice was distorted — who alleged without proof that postal workers in Erie, including Postmaster Robert Weisenbach, discussed and might have OK’d giving an earlier postmark to mail-in ballots and forwarding them to election officials. The worker claimed those ballots had arrived after Tuesday’s deadline.’
The House Oversight Committee now confirms that, while being questioned by investigators, Hopkins recanted his entire story and refused to say why he signed a false affidavit. Whether or not he will face any legal consequences is not yet known.
Twitter had a big response to the story, convinced that Project Veritas likely paid Hopkins for the false story and agreeing that the USPS employee should face consequences for his actions. Read some of their comments below: