In a significant turn of events, Project Veritas admits there was no evidence of election fraud at a Pennsylvania post office in 2020. This admission comes as a result of a legal settlement with a Pennsylvania postmaster who had filed a defamation lawsuit. The conservative group and its former leader, James O’Keefe, publicly retracted previous allegations concerning ballot mishandling, which had been amplified in the turbulent aftermath of the presidential election.
- Project Veritas and James O’Keefe retract claims of 2020 election fraud.
- A settlement was reached in a defamation lawsuit filed by Erie postmaster.
- The postal worker who made the allegations has issued an apology.
- Investigations found no evidence to support the claims of backdated ballots.
Settlement Reached in Defamation Lawsuit
Project Veritas and James O’Keefe have settled a defamation lawsuit brought by Erie postmaster Robert Weisenbach. The lawsuit was filed after Project Veritas released videos based on unsubstantiated claims of illegal ballot backdating. The settlement has led to a public admission that the allegations were unfounded, marking a rare retraction from the conservative activist group.
Postal Worker Apologizes for False Claims
Richard Hopkins, the postal worker at the center of the controversy, has apologized for his role in spreading the false claims. Hopkins admitted to only hearing part of a conversation and jumping to incorrect conclusions. His allegations had fueled widespread calls for investigations and were even cited in court to support voter fraud claims by the Trump campaign.
|Defamation Lawsuit Settlement
|Project Veritas and James O’Keefe settle with Erie postmaster.
|Admission made that 2020 election fraud claims were false.
|Postal Worker Apology
|Richard Hopkins acknowledges his mistake and apologizes.
|No evidence found of backdated ballots in Erie, PA.
Project Veritas admits there was no evidence of election fraud at Pennsylvania post office in 2020, as per the settlement of a lawsuit that challenged the veracity of their claims. This retraction and the subsequent apology by the postal worker involved underscore the importance of accurate information, especially in matters as critical as election integrity. The group’s acknowledgment and the findings of official investigations serve to correct the public record, reinforcing the reliability of the electoral process in Pennsylvania during the contentious 2020 election.