USPS investigators find no evidence to support Pennsylvania postal worker's claim of voter fraud
United States Postal Service (USPS) investigators have announced that they did not find any evidence to support a Pennsylvania postal worker's allegations suggesting his supervisors interfered with mail-in ballots, according to a report provided by an inspector general.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Richard Hopkins, a USPS mail carrier in Erie, Pa., came forward in November with claims that he'd "overheard the local postmaster discussing plans to backdate ballots received after the Nov. 3 vote and pass them off to election officials as legitimate."
Hopkins, who has been working with Project Veritas, released an affidavit reiterating his previous claims. The Erie mail carrier was also mentioned in Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-S.C.) letter to the U.S. Department of Justice requesting an investigation into Pennsylvania's election results. After all of the votes were counted, President Joe Biden had beaten former President Donald Trump by more than 80,000 votes.
Despite Hopkins' claims, Postal Service officials for the Office of the Inspector General confirmed on November 10, that the mail carrier had recanted. According to the report, in February, Hopkins also "acknowledged that he had no evidence of any backdated presidential ballots and could not recall any specific words said by the postmaster or supervisor."
In a Facebook post back in November, Rob Weisenbach, the Erie postmaster, addressed Hopkins' allegations as he insisted they were "100% false."
The postal service investigation in Pennsylvania comes months after Trump's massive spread of disinformation about the outcome of the presidential election.
As a result of the devastating loss, Trump waged war against many of the battleground states where he was defeated by Biden. His attempted coup to overturn the election led to an overwhelming number of Republican lawmakers and Trump supporters coming forward with frivolous claims of voter fraud, many of which were confirmed to be unfounded.
Trump campaign attorney's filed more than 60 post-election lawsuits in courts all over the country and most of them were dismissed.