Yuma County, featured in ‘2000 Mules’, announces 2020 voter fraud investigation

by WorldTribune Staff / 247 Real News May 13, 2022

Yuma County, Arizona Sheriff Leon N. Wilmot announced on May 11 that the sheriff’s office has teamed up with the county recorder to launch an investigation into 2020 election fraud.

There are currently 16 open voter fraud cases in Yuma County, which was featured in Dinesh D’Souza’s “2000 Mules” documentary on alleged ballot harvesting and trafficking in the 2020 presidential election, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

The Sheriff’s Office and the Recorder’s Office “are working together to actively examine cases of voting fraud from the 2020 General Election and now a recent pattern of fraudulent voter registration forms leading up to the 2022 Primary Election,” the release said.

In an interview on the John Solomon Reports podcast scheduled to air on Friday, D’Souza revealed that an alleged Yuma County mule interviewed by True the Vote in “2000 Mules” is cooperating with authorities.

“[I]t’s so great that in that exact venue, the sheriff has now announced a new investigation,” D’Souza said. “It seems to be a direct response to the work both of True the Vote and the movie. So this idea that the movie is making all these outlandish claims, law enforcement doesn’t even have to look at it — complete nonsense. And this, I hope, is only the first step.”

True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht said in a statement Thursday: “We are extremely encouraged that the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office and Recorder’s Office are now working together to investigate individuals involved in the subversion of elections. We’ve spent concentrated time in Yuma County and have provided significant information to both state and federal authorities. What has been happening in Yuma County is happening across the country. The targeting of vulnerable communities and voter abuse must be stopped.”

The documentary “2000 Mules” centers around True the Vote’s research into ballot harvesting in the 2020 election.

Some examples of voter fraud Yuma County is currently seeing, the sheriff reports, are the following:

• Impersonation fraud: Voting in the name of other legitimate voters and voters who have died or moved away.

• False registrations: Falsifying voter registrations by either using a real or fake name, birth date, or address. This is being done by outreach groups who are paid for each registration form they submit, therefore, are out soliciting voters into unnecessarily re-registering or falsifying forms with Yuma County [residents’] identities.

• Duplicate voting: Submitting multiple votes or registering in multiple locations and voting in the same election in more than one jurisdiction or state.

• Fraudulent use of absentee ballots: Requesting absentee ballots and voting without the knowledge of the actual voter; or obtaining the absentee ballot from a voter and either filling it in directly and forging the voter’s signature or illegally telling the voter who to vote for.

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