Audio recording shows Pa. postal worker recanting ballot-tampering claim - 2020-11-12

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F43.png Audio recording shows Pa. postal worker recanting ballot-tampering claim November 12, 2020, Shawn Boburg, Washington Post

In an interview this week with federal agents, a Pennsylvania postal worker walked back his allegation that a supervisor had tampered with mailed ballots, saying he had made "assumptions" based on overheard snippets of conversation, according to an audio recording of the interview posted online Wednesday by activists who have championed his cause.

The two-hour recording shows that Richard Hopkins recanted claims he had made in a sworn affidavit that top Republicans cited over the weekend as potential evidence of widespread election irregularities and fraud.

Hopkins told federal investigators on Monday his allegations were based on fragments of conversation among co-workers in a noisy mail facility in Erie, Pa., according to the recording.

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{{cite news | first = Shawn | last = Boburg | author2 = Jacob Bogage; Dalton Bennett | title = Audio recording shows Pa. postal worker recanting ballot-tampering claim | url = https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/postal-worker-hopkins-ballot-pennsylvania/2020/11/11/c9b70eda-2470-11eb-8599-406466ad1b8e_story.html | work = Washington Post | date = November 12, 2020 | accessdate = November 14, 2020 }}