Sources: USPS Worker Admits Making Up Election Fraud Allegations

But he denies that in his own update on the case
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2020 1:08 AM CST
Sources: USPS Worker Admits Making Up Election Fraud Allegations
Miami-Dade resident James Curity deposit a ballot in a U.S. Postal Service mail box outside City Hall during early voting for the general election, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla.   (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

(Newser) – The United States Postal Service worker who claimed a postmaster in Erie, Pa., told employees to backdate ballots that were mailed after Election Day has admitted he made up the allegations, sources tell the Washington Post. The claim, which has been cited by top Republicans including Lindsey Graham as evidence of widespread voter fraud, was investigated by the USPS Office of Inspector General, and the sources say the worker admitted it was false and signed an affidavit recanting. But the worker himself is on YouTube refuting the Post story, and he tells controversial group Project Veritas, which Fox News describes as a "far-right activist group," that he was "coerced." The USPS investigation continues. (Read more US Postal Service stories.)

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