A Pennsylvania USPS employee has stated that he overheard Erie Postmaster Robert Wisenbach instruct a supervisor to backdate a ballot from November 4 to November 3, which of course was election day. Richard Hopkins — a USPS employee in Erie, PA — reached out to Project Veritas with the claim and has testified. “They were talking about how the day before, which was the fourth, they had post-dated all but one of the ballots that were picked up as the third, but they had one that they made a mistake and postmarked it the fourth,” Hopkins told James O’Keefe. “He told the supervisor they had postmarked one of the ballots for the fourth, instead of the third, because they were supposed to put them for the third.”
Hopkins stated that he and other Erie, PA mail carriers were instructed to pick up ballots through Friday. Under PA law, ballots were supposed to have been mailed no later than November 3, though they could be delivered and counted through November 6.
“Other employees feel the same way I do, but they do not want to say anything,” Hopkins said. “They contacted me, and actually were like: ‘That was badass and what-not. They were kind of glad that I did what I did—because they know things are—some odd stuff.”
Investigators from the United States Postal Inspection Service questioned Hopkins about what he had seen and heard.
Postmaster Rob Weisenbach directed my co-workers and I to pick up ballots after Election Day and provide them to him,” Hopkins said in a sworn affidavit.
Senator Lindsey Graham has vowed a probe of the incident. “Mr. Hopkins is entitled to all whistleblower protections, and I will ensure they extend to other postal workers who may come forward with claims of [irregularities], misconduct, fraud, etc.,” Graham said.