US election: Postal worker admits to fabricating allegations of ballot tampering

US election: Postal worker admits to fabricating allegations of ballot tampering

- Reports have emerged that there is no evidence to back claims that mail-in ballots were tampered with in Erie, Pennsylvania

- Investigators have found out that the claims of voter fraud at a Pennsylvania post office were untrue

- This latest report indicates that the allegations raised by the Trump campaign about mail-in ballots have not been proven

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A postal worker in Erie, Pennsylvania, who alleged that a supervisor tampered with mail-in ballots, has recanted his statement after being questioned by investigators.

According to Yahoo News, The Washington Post, citing three people with knowledge of the matter, reported that the worker admitted to US Postal Service investigators that he fabricated his story.

US election: Postal worker reportedly admits to fabricating allegations of ballots tampering

Election workers sort vote-by-mail ballots for the presidential primary at King County Elections in Renton. Photo by Jason Redmond.
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Richard Hopkins signed an affidavit saying he heard the supervisor make the order to backdate ballots mailed after election day.

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The Trump campaign had cited Hopkins' affidavit to back their claims of widespread irregularities with the mail-in ballots.

Based on the claims, the Department of Justice and FBI were been asked by a Republican senator, Lindsey Graham, to launch an investigation regarding the allegations.

However, Hopkins denial was disclosed by the House oversight committee in a tweet on Tuesday, November 10.

Similarly, Rob Weisenbach, the postmaster in Erie, reportedly stated that the post office did not backdate any ballots.

He said the claims by Hopkins, who was recently disciplined multiple times, were false.

Meanwhile, American president, Donald Trump, has expressed fresh optimism on winning the US presidential election as he continues to press lawsuits against the projected president-elect, Joe Biden.

Trump, 74, is trailing behind the 77-year-old former senator and vice president in both electoral and popular votes after the November 3 presidential poll.

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Although the international media including the Associated Press have projected Biden as the president-elect who will take over in January after the final collation of the results, Trump is yet to accept defeat.

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