‘I DID NOT RECANT!’ Postal whistleblower in Pennsylvania disputes claims by media that he recanted

In a confusing series of events Tuesday, claims of voter fraud made by a mail carrier in Erie, Pa., were left somewhat muddied.

Postal worker Richard Hopkins alleged that he overheard a postmaster telling staff to backdate ballots mailed after the Election Day deadline. Amid reports he recanted his allegation, Hopkins appeared on video to double down on his claims.


The Democrat-run House Oversight Committee cited the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of the Inspector General to claim that Hopkins “completely recanted” his allegations.

“BREAKING NEWS: Erie, Pa. #USPS whistleblower completely RECANTED his allegations of a supervisor tampering with mail-in ballots after being questioned by investigators, according to IG,” read a tweet from the panel’s Twitter account.

In another tweet, the committee said “IG investigators informed Committee staff today that they interviewed Hopkins on Friday, but that Hopkins RECANTED HIS ALLEGATIONS yesterday and did not explain why he signed a false affidavit.”

Here are the alleged “facts,” as presented by Democrats.

With the media working feverishly to dispel any thoughts about voter fraud, the Washington Post reported that in addition to recanting his allegations in a sworn affidavit, Hopkins admitted to postal investigators that he fabricated his claims of voting irregularities.

The newspaper cited “three officials briefed on the investigation” — rest assured these officials are very likely Democrats eager to muddy the waters amid an election that has been marred by allegations of voter fraud, brought on in part by millions of unsolicited mail-in ballots flooding battleground states.

However, Hopkins appeared in a video shared by the conservative watchdog group Project Veritas disputing the “breaking news.”

In the footage, Hopkins references the Washington Post article, which he had pulled up on his phone, and stated, “I’m here to say that I did not recant my statement, that did not happen.”

“That is not what happened and you will find out tomorrow,” he added. “And I would like the Washington Post to recant their wonderful little article.”

As seen in the tweet, Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe charged that the Post reporters behind the story “have been played by the same federal agents on the audio ‘coercing,’ ‘scaring’ the whistleblower to water down allegations.”

(Remarkably, Twitter’s Orwellian censors flagged the video with a warning that the whistleblower’s claim “is disputed.”)

On that front, O’Keefe released audio purported to be of Hopkins being interviewed by investigators.

“RECORDING: Federal agents ‘coerce’ USPS whistleblower Hopkins to water down story. Hopkins doubles down…,” O’Keefe tweeted, to set up the audio.

Project Veritas is regularly besmirched by the corrupt liberal media, undermining the group’s credibility.

The New York Times, which also reported that Hopkins had recanted his allegations, described Project Veritas as “a conservative group that researchers say has engaged in a coordinated disinformation campaign to delegitimize the voting process.”

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Tom Tillison


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