U.S. Postal Worker Recants His Allegations Of Ballot Tampering, But Then Recanted His Recantation
The Pennsylvania postal worker that claimed that he had evidence of ballot tampering is changing his tune.
Richard Hopkins went viral for coming out with the claim that a postmaster in Eerie, Pa., told postal workers to backdate ballots mailed after Election Day. His claims were quickly latched onto by Republican leadership.
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) in a letter to the Justice Department calling for a federal investigation. Attorney General William P. Barr subsequently authorized federal prosecutors to open probes into credible allegations of voting irregularities and fraud before results are certified, a reversal of long-standing Justice Department policy.
This Monday, Hopkins told investigators the allegations were not true, according to a story from the Washington Post.
Hopkins, 32, told investigators from the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General that the allegations were not true, and he signed an affidavit recanting his claims, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe an ongoing investigation.
Hopkins didn't respond to The Washington Post but posted a video later claiming that he never recanted anything.
I’m here to say I did not recant my statements. That did not happen.
It may be a while until President Trump actually concedes to President-elect Biden, as he still insists there is widespread voter fraud. That still hasn't been proven yet but the president is still moving forward with his claim of election fraud.
Republicans held up Hopkins’s claims among the most credible because he signed an affidavit swearing that he overheard a supervisor instructing colleagues to backdate ballots mailed after Nov. 3.
Eerie, P.A. postmaster, Rob Weisenbach, made sure to clarify that Hopkins's story was "100 false" and "made by an employee that was recently disciplined multiple times.”
Hopkins also had lots of donations pouring in as he was being lauded as a hero amongst Trump supporters. He even got a personal tweet from President Trump.
A GoFundMe clocked in over $136,000 before the fundraiser page was removed once the Washington Post published the story. Hopkins will see none of the money and according to GoFundMe, he never had access to the funds.
Hopkins did promise a big reveal on all of this very soon, so we will update this story when more information becomes available. As for now, he has been escorted off the property of his workplace and told not to return until the investigation was complete.