by Sharon Rondeau
(May 12, 2022) — On Thursday Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of the election-integrity nonprofit TruetheVote.org, was a guest on Stephen K. Bannon’s “War Room” to answer questions about the data she and elections analyst Gregg Phillips gathered and supplied to filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza for his May 7 release, “2000 Mules.”
The film, which runs just under 90 minutes and for which Engelbrecht is executive producer, explains how TruetheVote acquired over four million minutes of government election-connected surveillance video and trillions of cell-phone “pings” from a commercial vendor revealing the movement of individuals between official ballot drop boxes and left-leaning non-profits involved in voting activism in the weeks leading up to the November 3, 2020 presidential election.
TTV’s website at the time of writing greets the visitor with the message, “This is not the end,” which Engelbrecht confirmed to Bannon on Thursday.
The website’s most recent posting, dated May 12, 2022, is titled, “TTV and 2000 Mules: Frequently Asked Questions.”
Bannon first asked Engelbrecht why she believes Washington Post writer Philip Bump, who he characterized as “a big guy” in the world of media, has written seven articles about “2000 Mules,” to which she responded that she had not at first been familiar with his stature at The Post but that she appreciates the attention he is drawing to the production.
In Bump’s latest column, Bannon pointed out, Bump systematically refuted the film’s assertions, which Engelbrecht said she welcomed. Bump’s criticism includes Engelbrecht’s omission of full geotracking evidence of the “mules” who allegedly made multiple trips to various drop-boxes during the election cycle and D’Souza’s assumptions leading to his conclusions that in three contested states, sufficient illegally-cast ballots altered the outcome of the presidential election.
Bump wrote that the viewer should not simply “trust” Engelbrecht and D’Souza’s word that they possess complete geotracking data supporting their claim of mules having made multiple trips to multiple drop boxes.
Although Engelbrecht said Bump has never contacted her or Phillips for comment on their work, Bump reported he contacted D’Souza and that D’Souza “declined to comment for this article.”
In TruetheVote’s Thursday question-and-answer article, TTV wrote, in part:
Why doesn’t 2000 Mules show the same person going to multiple drop boxes as claimed?
We do have video showing the same person at multiple drop boxes. Some of that footage was shown in the first trailer. It was taken out because the video is extremely poor quality.
We address this issue in the film. Most jurisdictions had no video or if they did, it was (illegally) destroyed. Of what does exist, 85% of it is bad; the camera poorly positioned, out of focus, the video compiled out of chronological sequence, inexplicably missing blocks of days and times.
This is why the geospatial evidence is the key.
One thing this exercise proved to us is that drop box surveillance video was never monitored, as voters expected it would be. Like so many other election processes, it was a false promise of security…
Bannon asked Engelbrecht why the mainstream media, other than The Post, has imposed a “blackout” on the movie. “That’s for them to tell us,” Engelbrecht replied, although contending the film’s opening week was very successful and “the word’s getting out” through average Americans. “Ultimately, this is all going to come out,” she said.
Her next move, she said, is “ripcord,” in which TTV plans to “let all of this be let loose publicly.” “I cannot wait to put it all out there for anybody that wants to take a shot and let them see what we’ve been working with,” she said.
Engelbrecht added she and Phillips will be holding an “ask us anything” session next week.