By Corinne Murdock |
The testimony of a whistleblower from San Luis, a border city in Yuma County, was featured in the 2020 election fraud documentary “2000 Mules.” The inspiration for the documentary title came from the number of alleged “mules” across the five battleground states that visited 10 or more ballot drop boxes during the 2020 election. A “mule” is an individual that delivers harvested ballots to election drop boxes.
In addition to the whistleblower testimony, the documentary presented ballot drop box evidence as proof that widespread election fraud rigged the 2020 election to ensure President Joe Biden’s victory over former President Donald Trump, a belief critics dubbed “The Big Lie.”
The Yuma County whistleblower explained that she worked as a receptionist for an organization that received harvested ballots all week long from various individuals, mostly female, who would come into the office on Fridays for their payment. She explained that it was part of a greater network she called the “Mexican Mafia.”
According to the woman, someone would call periodically to ask how many ballots were brought in to her and if they were already filled out. Then, a woman would come in to review the ballots. Afterwards, the other woman would deliver them in a drop box or ask the whistleblower to deliver them to a local library’s drop box at night because it had no cameras. The whistleblower didn’t have an estimate for how many ballots she dropped off, agreeing that the count could have ranged in the hundreds.
She asserted that ballot harvesting ensured fixed elections long before they took place.
“I don’t even think they know the meaning of what voting is,” said the woman. “[The elections] are fixed. They’ve been fixed. They already know, seriously, who is gonna win the next election before it even happens.”
The whistleblower explained that the people in her area are an easy target because they’re mostly Hispanics unfamiliar with the law.
“They look at [ballot harvesting] as ‘Oh, she’s trying to help us because we’re older, because she’s having someone come and pick it up at my house, because I don’t drive,’” said the woman.
The woman explained that peers dissuaded her from educating the community about ballot harvesting because she would “end up in the trash can in pieces” for subverting the election mafia’s will.
True the Vote, the nonprofit that combed through geotracking data and 4 million minutes of ballot drop box video feed, estimated that there were around 2,000 mules who visited 10 or more drop boxes across Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Pennsylvania for the 2020 election. However, when they lowered the criteria to include those that visited five or more ballot drop boxes, the number of alleged mules increased to 54,000.
Under the first criteria of individuals who visited 10 or more drop boxes, Arizona had 200 mules in the Phoenix area averaging 20 drop box visits and five ballots each, totaling 20,000 votes. Biden won the state by around 10,000 votes. When accounting for the 54,000 suspected mules, researchers estimated that the average of five drop box visits and three votes cast accounted for about 810,000 votes in the 2020 election. Of those types of votes, Arizona accounted for over 207,400.
Overall, the 2000 alleged mules that visited 10 or more drop boxes each averaged 38 drop box visits each, with an average of five ballots inserted — about 380,000 votes the documentary claimed were illegal. Michigan allegedly had 500 mules averaging 50 drop box visits and five ballots each, totaling 125,000 votes. Biden won the state with 154,000 votes. Wisconsin allegedly had 100 mules averaging 28 drop box visits and five ballots each, totaling 14,000 votes. Biden won by around 20,000 votes. Georgia allegedly had 250 mules averaging 24 drop box visits and five ballots each, totaling 30,000 votes. Biden won by around 12,000 votes — 18,000 less than the votes linked to the mules. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania allegedly had 1,100 mules averaging 50 drop box visits and five votes each, totaling 275,000 votes. Biden led Trump by around 80,000 votes — around 195,000 less than the votes linked to the mules.
When accounting for the alleged mules that visited five or more drop boxes each, Wisconsin had over 83,500 of those drop box votes; Georgia had over 92,600; Pennsylvania had over 209,500; and Michigan had over 226,600.
The bulk of the research for the documentary came from True the Vote, a Texas-based election integrity organization founded in 2009. The founder and president of the organization, Catherine Engelbrecht, and an election intelligence expert of 40 years, Gregg Phillips, presented a summary of their discoveries in the documentary.
Engelbrecht shared that, according to whistleblowers, mules receive an average of $10 per ballot and are generally required to take pictures of the ballots as they’re delivered into the drop boxes. Engelbrecht dismissed rebuttals to the claim that those identified as mules might be individuals with large families or those who happen to drive by ballot drop boxes frequently. She explained that the mules’ travel patterns concentrated around origin points at organizations where ballots were given to the mules, then drop boxes, then back to organizations that had ballots to dole out for mules. Phillips clarified further that the drop boxes were often in locations that required individuals to diverge from main roads.
The pair noted that they discovered multiple drop boxes’ video feed was shut off.
“You don’t need a lot of fraud. You just need a little in the right places at the right time,” explained Engelbrecht.
The day of the announcement of a State Grand Jury indictment of two individuals in December 2020, Engelbrecht and Phillips showed video evidence that Georgia mules donned blue surgical gloves when stuffing drop boxes with ballots during the runoff election. Phillips explained that the FBI used fingerprints to identify the Arizona ballot harvesters.
The two ballot harvesters were from the same area as the whistleblower featured in the documentary.
“This is an organized effort to subvert a free and fair election,” said Phillips.
Corinne Murdock is a reporter for AZ Free News. Follow her latest on Twitter, or email tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.