by Sharon Rondeau
(May 27, 2022) — On Thursday the Arizona State Senate Republican Caucus announced that members of the voter-integrity organization TruetheVote.org will appear in Phoenix on Tuesday, May 31 to present their findings of “ballot harvesting” which were incorporated into the film, “2000 Mules” released earlier this month.
The film, produced by commentator Dinesh D’Souza and TTV executive director, Catherine Engelbrecht, and others, depicted individuals captured on video depositing multiple ballots into drop boxes during the 2020 election cycle, purportedly in violation of various state laws.
In Arizona, TTV has identified Maricopa and Yuma Counties as jurisdictions where ballot harvesting took place.
On May 11, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office announced it had 16 active investigations into alleged “voting fraud” as of March beginning more than a year ago and emanating from the 2020 election and the upcoming 2022 primary elections.
In March Engelbrecht and elections analyst Gregg Phillips, who assisted in TTV’s research and data-collection, testified to members of the Wisconsin legislature about their conclusions that in 2020, 2,000 “mules,” or ballot-harvesters, deposited hundreds of thousands of ballots in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin and Michigan which altered the outcome of the presidential contest.
The evidence consists of “geospatial” data gleaned from cellphone data-compiling companies legally available to the public for a fee as well as video obtained through open-records requests from elections offices within the states in question, D’Souza, Engelbrecht and Phillips have said.
The mainstream media has criticized TTV’s claims and “2000 Mules” for failing to provide “context” for and proof of the film’s allegations. “None of the surveillance videos in the movie shows anyone visiting more than one drop box in a day,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote on May 10, just days after the movie’s release.
TTV claims it possesses such video but that the quality is “extremely poor.”
“We address this issue in the film,” TTV reported. “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.”
Thursday’s press release from the Arizona Senate invites the media to attend the presentation, which begins at 3:00 p.m. local time and scheduled to run for 90 minutes.
Earlier Friday The Post & Email inquired of the caucus’s media contact, Kim Quintero, as to whether live streaming of the event is planned, to which the reply was, “Not that I’m aware of.”