Elections are the life blood of our democracy. Voters must have a level of confidence that elections are secure, fair and free. Millions of people have doubts about the outcome of the 2020 election and those doubts deserve investigation. If you dismiss the concern due to the courts dismissal of lawsuits, understand that no court took up the case of election fraud. Evidence was never collected through discovery, presented to a judge/jury and ruled upon. There was no day in court for those who questioned the outcome because courts refused to consider the cases on the merits.
Whether or not you believe there was election fraud during the 2020 presidential election, 2000 Mules is a must see. The documentary that traces ballot trafficking has become the most successful political documentary in a decade. As of May, there had already been 1 million people who have seen the movie (The movie is now available for download and DVD purchase.) and it has grossed $10 million in revenue.
It takes a great deal of time to investigate something as intricate as a national election. Why don’t we let people investigate and let the data tell the tale? That is exactly the purpose of “2000 Mules”.
What is ballot harvesting?
Ballot harvesting generally refers to someone collecting absentee ballots on behalf of others and then submitting them. Laws on ballot harvesting vary state to state. There are 26 states that allow a designated family or caregiver to turn in your ballot. Twelve states restrict the number of ballots that an individual can collect from others. Nowhere is it legal to receive compensation in exchange for your ballot.
All forms of ballot harvesting are illegal in Pennsylvania. North Carolina allows only a close relative or verified legal guardian to return the ballot, and a witness must sign the absentee ballot envelope. In California, there are no restrictions of who can collect ballots on behalf of others nor any restriction on numbers of ballots collected. Supposedly, election officials are required to establish procedures that ensure secrecy and security of the ballot, such as chain of custody or proper state oversight, that is returned to a polling place. But in a report released in 2020, it was alleged California lacked “any oversight mechanisms to prevent and detect fraud.”
What is ballot trafficking?
Ballot trafficking refers to ballot harvesting through a widespread, systematic collection process for an organization. (In other words . . . ballot trafficking is ballot harvesting on steroids, working on behalf of and through the instruction of an organization outside legal constraints and restrictions.)
What is a Mule?
In smuggling, a mule is a courier who personally smuggles contraband across a border for an organization. The organizers employ mules to reduce the risk of getting caught themselves.
The term mule was selected for this documentary to define a person that is involved in picking up ballots from a location (activist non-profits) and dropping them off at multiple drop box locations in exchange for payment. Delivering a few ballots at a time (avg. 3-5 per location) and stopping at multiple locations allows ballot stuffing to remain undetected. Small deliveries are not easily detected on a chain of custody receipt as is a large drop off at one location.
Who to Track?
For the investigation behind the premise of 2000 Mules, Catherine Engelbrecht – who founded True the Vote in 2011 to focus on election integrity and stopping voter fraud – along with Greg Phillips (40 year veteran of election intelligence and integrity and data mining) set the following criteria. A mule must have stopped at:
- 10 or more election drop boxes (not USPS) to drop off ballots
- 5 or more non-profit stash houses to pick up ballots (stash house refers to an activist non-profit that has collected unknown amounts of ballots from unknown sources)
By setting the criteria very high, the investigative goal was to observe the worst offenders while also eliminating false positives. There also had to be an identifiable approach to a drop box – not just passing by – along with the stops at multiple non-profits.
How to Track?
Geotracking collects signals emitted from cell phone apps to build a pattern of movement, a pattern of life. Marketing companies do this all day every day. (The City of Amarillo Economic Department used geotracking and geofencing to establish the number of rural users within a one hour radius that traveled to Amarillo for shopping/dining) There are over 300,000 apps that can be downloaded onto a cell phone that gather data and sell it to brokers. Geotracking is also used by our intelligence community, law enforcement and our military. Every cell phone device has a unique device identification and can be traced to an individual owner.
True the Vote purchased 27 terabytes of geospatial and temporal data—a total of 10 trillion cell phone pings—between Oct. 1 and Nov. 6 in targeted areas in Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The data includes geofenced points of interest like ballot dropbox locations, as well as UPS stores and select government, commercial, and non-governmental organization (NGO) facilities.
What they Found
Atlanta – There were 242 mules who went to an average of 24 drop boxes and 8 organizations in a two week period.
Pennsylvania – In Philadelphia alone, there were more than 1,100 mules with an avg of 50 drop boxes each. Several traces showed cars driving back and forth over the New Jersey bridge. (Reminder, all forms of ballot harvesting in Pennsylvania are illegal.)
Milwaukee – 100 mules with an avg of 28 unique visits
Michigan – In Detroit alone, there were over 500 mules, some that went to more than 100 drop boxes.
Georgia – 250 mules averaging 24 drops
Arizona – 200 mules averaging 20 drops
It Gets Worse
To widen the search, investigators reduced the number of visited drop boxes down to 5 instead of 10 as required in the first round of discovery. With this change in qualifications, the total number of identified mules rose from 2000 to 54,000. If you multiply this by the average number of ballots dropped (3) x 5 drop locations . . . you end up with the potential of 810,000 illegal votes.
In addition to evaluating the geospacial data, True the Vote received 4 million minutes of surveillance video (official video by the government) through filing Open Records Requests. Although legally required in many states, numerous dropoff boxes did not have surveillance video available. Fulton County, Georgia had no custodial videos although legally required, and had no explanation for failure to provide. Video was also turned off in numerous Arizona boxes.
*Sidenote not included in the documentary: San Luis, AZ has two polling places – the cultural center and the library. The library, which is controlled by the county, is a county property. The surveillance cameras were on in the parking lot where the Dropbox is located. The cultural center belongs to the city. The city gave the order to turn off all cameras in the parking lot.
From the surveillance video that was provided:
Many drop offs were in the middle of the night (Who else drops off multiple ballots at 1 am??)
Mules would stuff ballots and then take pictures of the ballot box. (The box, NOT the envelope. Assumption is that you must take a picture to verify drop and get paid.)
Surveillance showed that mules began wearing gloves right after two women in Yuma, Arizona, were indicted on Dec. 23, 2020 for alleged ballot harvesting in that state’s primary election. Gloves were worn during drop off and removed after completion.
Get to Work
So what do we do with revelations such as these?
Stop being afraid of expressing your doubts.
Trust your instincts and use common sense.
Support voter integrity laws that include voter id, signature validation, requested ballots as opposed to mass mailing to old, outdated voter rolls.
Encourage lawmakers to support election integrity laws.
Encourage local law enforcement to investigate voter fraud.
Volunteer to be an election poll watcher.
Watch the documentary for a full presentation of the investigation.
“Behold I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” Matthew 10:16
*67 of the 242 mules identified in Atlanta were also traced to the violent Antifa riots in Atlanta.
**Whistleblower hired by the NRSC – took pictures of license plates, photos of drop boxes people stuffing boxes, two ladies had big stacks of ballots, took pictures and videos. National Republican Senatorial Committee was notified but failed to respond. Whistleblower would be willing to testify.
***Whistleblower mule in AZ that cooperated with authorities. Specifically instructed to drop off at box that did not have surveillance camera.
****Law enforcement has conducted a raid on Yuma County nonprofit organizations connected to the ballot trafficking scheme.
Have you seen the documentary? What were your thoughts or insights? What stood out to you the most?