Richard Hopkins, the U.S. Postal Service worker who is at the center of the voter fraud allegation, is now saying he did not recant his original claims of backdated ballots like The Washington Post and other daily news are saying.
Hopkins says on camera he did not recant his allegations and says he will share more information soon. Hopkins also says he would like The Washington Post to recant their article.
Hopkins said that he is willing to testify about his claim under oath. He claimed that he heard Weisenbach tell a supervisor that he was backdating ballots “to make it appear as though the ballots had been collected on November 3, 2020, despite them, in fact, being collected on November 4 and possibly later.” Weisenbach did not respond to a request for comment.
Under state election rules, ballots can be counted up to three days after Election Day as long as they are postmarked as having been sent on Nov. 3.
According to MyStateline
A United States Postal Service worker who made claims of mail-in ballot tampering in Pennsylvania — which Senator Lindsey Graham called for investigation into — was thought to have recanted his allegations Monday. However, he has since released a statement saying otherwise.
The USPS employee, identified as Richard Hopkins, signed a sworn affidavit alleging ballot tampering and fraud. In the affidavit, the postal worker alleged that postal supervisory officials hatched a plan to backdate ballots mailed after the election.
In a Twitter post by the Oversight Committee, it was announced that Hopkins had recanted his statement. However, in a post of his own, Hopkins said he never recanted.
The Oversight Committee said Hopkins, who was interviewed by investigators Friday and Monday, recanted the allegations without saying why he signed a false affidavit.