Video shows ‘USPS whistleblower’ was not alone when swearing to affidavit declaring mail-in ballot scams
USPSstaff member Richard Hopkins was not alone when he made his affidavit declaring mail-in tally fraud, video acquired by Company Expert exposes.
- Hopkins, who says he elected Donald Trump, claimed he had overheard supervisors in Erie, Pennsylvania go over backdating mail-in tallies.
- That claim was apparently legitimized by an affidavit that Hopkins signed, acquired through an online notary service, and later pointed out in litigation by the Trump campaign.
- Video of Hopkins’ declaration– supplied by the notary to Organization Insider– shows that two other males existed, one physically, when the affidavit was notarized.
- A draft of the affidavit was written by
Job Veritas, a right-wing activist group.
A self-styled United States
” This is insane,” the man, Richard Hopkins, says in the video after raising his best hand and swearing the statements in his Nov. 6 affidavit hold true.
Another man can be seen on his phone, prowling in the background. He can also be heard previously in the video consenting to the teleconference being taped, telling the notary that “we have somebody on the line;” a third guy’s voice can then be heard concurring to the recording.
Jammy Kiggundu, a legal representative representing the notary Hopkins used, stated that the “other persons’ identities were not understood.” He offered the video to Service Insider, he said, after seeking advice from with Texas’ Secretary of State.
The video highlights how it took a group to turn a presumably overheard comment in the office– one about a single tally being postmarked a day after the election– into an inflammatory charge of voter scams that has actually been enhanced by Donald Trump and other leading members of the Republican Party.
Texas, where the notary lives, legalized online affidavits in2017 Under state law, notaries are required to store recordings of “ any video or audio conference” that happens to verify the identity of the person or persons making an affidavit. This recording is conserved for a minimum of five years.
In his affidavit, Hopkins, a USPS staff member, asserts that he heard a supervisor say he “was back-dating the postmarks on the [mail-in] tallies to make it look like though the tallies had actually been gathered on November 3.”
After the claim was advertised by Job Veritas, it was then mentioned by United States Sen. Lindsey Graham, who requested a federal examination, and in a suit by the Trump campaign. “ A brave patriot,” the president himself said on Twitter.
Hopkins walked back his claim in an interview with USPS detectives, yielding that he just heard supervisors going over the reality that one ballot detected Nov. 3 was postmarked Nov. 4, a day after the election. “My mind probably included the rest,” he stated, confessing he never ever heard any discussion of altering the date. (” I elected Trump and I’m a libertarian,” he added later on.)
Hopkins likewise said that the significant conclusions he reached in the affidavit were the item of Task Veritas’ influence.
” I was in a lot shock– I wasn’t paying that much attention to what they were informing me,” he said of the affidavit, which was obtained through an online service that routed him to a notary in Texas.
Task Veritas, which did not right away react to Service Insider’s ask for comment, has denied training Hopkins. Last week, a representative for Job Veritas informed Salon.com that while the conservative activist group provided Hopkins a “starter text,” he modified it and was responsible for the final copy.
” Hopkins was the author of the affidavit,” the spokesperson said.
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