Catherine Engelbrecht talks to Steve Bannon about the evidence compiled by True the Vote of illegal ballot harvesting, which is documented in the new film “2000 Mules.” The Washington Post ran a “fact check” that claimed the movie is misleading, but Engelbrecht said she can prove everything in. the film.
“Bring it! We’ve got the goods. That will continue to be revealed, so thanks Washington Post! Great press! … Next is something I have long been awaiting, which we call Ripcord. Our goal is to let all of this [data] be let loose publicly.”
‘2000 Mules’ offers the least convincing election-fraud theory yet
There’s one scene in particular that I think summarizes the irredeemable flaws of Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie “2000 Mules,” in which he purports to demonstrate rampant illegality surrounding the 2020 presidential election. The film has become a central part of Donald Trump’s assertions about the election, with the former president hosting a screening last week at his Mar-a-Lago resort. But, interestingly, the most revealing scene doesn’t have anything to do with the election at all.
In it, D’Souza is hearing from a man named Gregg Phillips about how cellphone geotracking works. In short, your phone has various tools that allow it to know roughly where it is at any given moment, data that is often collected through apps and shared with companies that aggregate data for marketers. Phillips uses that data, which also includes time stamps, to show that only a few phones were in the vicinity of a fatal shooting in Atlanta — an incident that Phillips’s colleague Catherine Engelbrecht describes as “ebbing on cold-case status.”
“You could see, visually, that there were only a handful of unique devices that could possibly have pulled the trigger,” Phillips says. He shows a circle overlaid on a map, within which five dots of different colors are visible — dots indicating “the only potential legitimate shooters,” he says. He explains that, having done this analysis, his team turned information about those devices over to the FBI.
“Now, I read, they’ve arrested two suspects,” D’Souza says.
“They have,” Phillips says, somberly.
There’s a reason for this scene. Phillips and Engelbrecht’s analysis of geotracking data is the crux of D’Souza’s claims about there being an army of people who were dispatched to collect ballots before the presidential election. If data can be used to identify and arrest criminals in one case, the movie would have us believe, it can be similarly used in the case of all this alleged election fraud.
By Philip Bump