A Pennsylvania postal worker identified as Richard Hopkins has disclosed he made up claims of electoral fraud in the battleground state.
Recall that the case had been cited by Republicans as evidence of widespread ballot tampering and GOP donors had even given $136,000 to the whistleblower.
Following an investigation on Hopkins’ claim by US Postal Service, he admitted his claims about the ballot tampering were false.
He had alleged that a postmaster in Erie, Pennsylvania, had told workers to backdate ballots sent after election day.
The case was highlighted by Senator Lindsey Graham in a letter to the Justice Department calling for an investigation.