A group of Republican members of Congress is calling for an investigation into the “potential illegal activities” revealed in filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary film “2000 Mules.”
“The film exposes potentially widespread illegal activities related to the 2020 election by using geolocation information to identify thousands of individuals who delivered thousands of illegally harvested ballots to drop boxes in five states,” Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona wrote to House Oversight and Reform Committee chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York in a Wednesday letter.
“The film documents activities that raise serious questions about potential widespread coordinated efforts to illegally harvest and cast votes,” he added.
Fellow Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko co-signed the letter along with Reps. Andrew Clyde and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia; Mary Miller of Illinois; Randy Weber and Pete Sessions of Texas; Byron Donalds of Florida; Dan Bishop of North Carolina; Diana Harshbarger of Tennessee; and Lauren Boebert of Colorado.
The five states examined in “2000 Mules” where the alleged illegal ballot harvesting scheme took place are Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. These are states that went to former President Donald Trump in 2016 but flipped to now-President Joe Biden in 2020.
“The film reveals that in the Detroit area more than 500 individuals visited an average of 100 drop boxes to deposit ballots,” Biggs wrote.
“In the Milwaukee area, more than 100 individuals visited an average of 28 drop boxes. In the Philadelphia area, more than 1,100 individuals visited approximately 50 drop boxes each. And in the Phoenix area, more than 200 individuals visited more than 20 boxes each,” he continued.
“Additionally, the film reveals that more than 54,000 individuals delivered votes to at least five drop boxes each in these four states.”
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) July 13, 2022
The letter noted that ballot harvesting is illegal in Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled this month that “ballot drop boxes are illegal under Wisconsin statutes.” There were over 500 drop box locations around the state in 2020.
The court also made clear ballot harvesting violates state law.
“There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud.”
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— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) January 30, 2022
Biggs pointed out to Maloney that the Oversight Committee has held hearings on other election-related subjects and matters of far less importance than the issues raised by “2000 Mules.”
“Under your leadership, the Committee has held hearings on the Arizona election audit and Texas’ voting laws,” he wrote.
“The Committee has also devoted significant time and resources on hearings and investigations into issues such as flea and tick collars, the Washington Commanders football team, electric vehicles for the Postal Service, environmental justice, and vaping among other topics,” Biggs added.
The Arizonan concluded, “The illegal activity exposed in the documentary 2000 Mules is far more serious than the aforementioned topics and must be investigated by the Committee.”