USPS employee who claimed mail-in ballot tampering recants allegations

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ERIE, Pa. (WBTW) — A United States Postal Service worker who made claims of mail-in ballot tampering in Pennsylvania — which Lindsey Graham called for investigation into — recanted his allegations Monday.

UPDATE: USPS worker who claimed mail-in ballot tampering says he never recanted claims despite reports

The USPS employee, identified as Richard Hopkins, signed a sworn affidavit alleging ballot tampering and fraud. In the affidavit, the postal worker alleged that postal supervisory officials hatched a plan to backdate ballots mailed after the election.

The Oversight Committee said Hopkins was interviewed by investigators Friday and Monday recanted the allegations without saying why he signed a false affidavit. There is no word if Hopkins will face perjury charges.

Lindsey Graham received a copy of the affidavit and called for an investigation into the matter.

Lindsey Graham’s statement said, in part:

“I will be calling on the Department of Justice to investigate these claims. I’ll also be in contact with the Postmaster General, requesting he to look into these allegations, ones that may follow, and help secure the testimony of Mr. Hopkins. 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 irregulates, misconduct, fraud, etc.”

News13 has reached out to Lindsey Graham’s office for comment and has not heard back.   

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