Witness admits to forging ‘proof’ of fraud in U.S. elections, newspaper says
A Pennsylvania postal service official in the United States, who was cited by the Republican party as a witness to irregularities in the counting of votes in the elections, admitted to forging the alleged evidence of fraud, according to The Washington Post.
According to the newspaper, Richard Hopkins told authorities that a postal worker in the city of Erie would have instructed postmen to change the delivery date for ballots sent after November 3, election day. Thus, votes that, in theory, would not count could be counted as counting.
The charge was cited by Republican Senator Lindsey O. Graham in a letter sent to the Justice Department to request an investigation. Attorney General William P. Barr, contrary to the policy adopted by the agency over the years, authorized the opening of an investigation to investigate the case even before the result of the election was confirmed.
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