Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary 2000 Mules had its premiere over the weekend. It contains actual footage of individual criminal acts, and solid evidence of patterns of criminality, in the Election of 2020. Then it shows how this criminality could have decided the Election of 2020 on its own, apart from any other criminal effort. Finally it shows who made these criminal acts possible, and how.
2000 Mules – what is a mule?
For those now scratching their heads and asking, “Two Thousand What?” A mule, in criminal parlance, is one who carries contraband for pay. In this case the contraband is absentee ballots.
In every American precinct, only the voter or a member of his family may handle a ballot. That covers everything from filling it out to carrying it to a drop box or mailbox. The only third party any Board of Elections trusts is the United States Postal Service. So the only people who so much as touch a ballot are:
- Their immediate family,
- Employees of the United States Postal Service, and
- Officers of Election.
If anyone else handles a ballot, that person has committed a crime.
The Election of 2020 saw large numbers of designated ballot drop boxes all over a precinct, and unattended. Many of these did not even have surveillance cameras watching them, though some did.
Dinesh D’Souza shows footage of people furtively:
- Stopping at drop boxes,
- Putting in five ballots at a time on average, and then
- Taking pictures as they do this.
Furthermore, through geotracking, D’Souza and his allies show that one person might do this at thirty or even fifty drop boxes in one night. Geotracking means following Global Positioning System signals from a person’s smartphone or similar device.
And D’Souza conservatively estimate that more than 2000 mules carried ballots on Election night; hence the title.
Outline of the film
The film 2000 Mules begins with Joe Biden’s memorable slip of the tongue:
We have put together … the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.
Viewers might catch him also saying, “You guys did this for the Obama administration.” Which raises even more questions, even apart from Mitt Romney running a campaign to lose.
But the film does not stop here. It moves on with:
- Early returns showing Trump poised to win in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Nevada,
- Reports that election officials abruptly stopped counting votes,
- The wild shock of TV people reporting next morning that Biden, not Trump, had carried the day,
- The first accusations of voter fraud, and
- Case after case that courts refused to hear on their merits.
Then D’Souza introduces his allies, including especially the True the Vote organization. Then for more than half an hour they show one element of illegal activity, the titular 2000 mules. D’Souza shows who they are, what they did, and how True the Vote and others could prove their movements afterward. They use geotracking records and, where available, surveillance footage to document their movements and their activities.
Did these activities alone sway the election? They certainly could have – because in Georgia, Arizona, and Pennsylvania alone, the mules in those States carried more illegal ballots than Biden’s margin of victory. Those three States alone would have given Trump the electoral votes to win.
Beyond 2000 mules – how could they pay them?
The second half of the film goes into other evidence, like:
- Relatives of aged and legally incompetent voters saying how surprised they were to hear that their relatives voted.
- Elderly voters accusing long-term-care home staff of forcing them to cast ballots they didn’t even want to cast, and
- The refusal of too many States to remove from the voter rolls the names of the dead and the move-outs.
Remember, too, that 2000 mules is a conservative estimate. Nor does this film cover Mike Lindell’s allegation that Dominion Voting Services systematically hacked their own machines, or left “open doors” for the People’s Liberation Army Ground Forces Cybernetic Warfare Division or some other bad actor, to do the hacking.
Most of all, it shows where the money came from – mostly from Mark Zuckerberg’s Center for Technology and Civic Life. This money did not go for masks and plexiglass shields at the polling place. The bulk of it went to pay these 2000 mules – or however many more mules were at work that night.
But what about …
D’Souza also addresses objections to the narrative about fraud deciding the election. Why, for example, did Republicans win down-ticket? Why did Nancy Pelosi lose strength in the House of Representatives? Because the operation needed too many ballots. Time was when you could “vote a straight ticket” with a single lever pull on a Print-O-Matic voting machine. But by the mid-Seventies every State had abolished that. And when you vote on paper, you must darken every oval for a candidate for whom you want to vote. The bulk of those ballots that the 2000 mules carried, were undervoted. Thus they had votes in the Presidential election and not down-ticket. One can well imagine that Nancy Pelosi wanted to strangle whoever organized such an effort and neglected to allow enough time for down-ticket voting.
One objection is almost specious: why didn’t the Democrats cheat Glenn Youngkin out of his victory in the Virginia Pre-Midterm? Not because they didn’t try – but because patriotic voters made that impossible. They registered more Republican voters. They voted early – so no one could vote in their place. Furthermore, they trained polling place challengers – poll watchers. Some of us (including your editor) signed up to become Officers of Election. And maybe most of all, the Democrats lost their baseline. Fraud can’t sway an election without a large-enough baseline of genuine supporters. When Terence McAuliffe said parents have no standing before their county Boards of Education, he threw away that baseline.
The film 2000 Mules ends with the most important question: how to keep this from happening again. Several States have passed laws forbidding private funding of elections. We also see laws severely limiting mail-in ballots, and making sure all drop boxes will be:
- Behind a locked door, or else
- Under the watchful eyes of at least one Officer of Election at all times.
Nor will True the Vote stop with the release of this film. Already they pledge to release all the evidence they gathered for this project, whether D’Souza used it or not.
Perhaps if Joe Biden hadn’t made such a mess of the economy, none of this would make any difference. Criminality does not stop until authorities apprehend, try, and punish the criminals. But this time, Biden has lost his baseline, as McAuliffe did. Without the baseline, even 2000 mules – or more – could never have succeeded.
Midterms are the key. The Virginia Pre-Midterm proved out methods to combat the fraud, now that people know what to look for. What reforms we can hope to see next, will depend on our margin of victory.
Terry A. Hurlbut has been a student of politics, philosophy, and science for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of Yale College and has served as a physician-level laboratory administrator in a 250-bed community hospital. He also is a serious student of the Bible, is conversant in its two primary original languages, and has followed the creation-science movement closely since 1993.
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