In Dinesh D’Souza’s unhinged, widely skewed, and lose credibility fake documentaries 2,000 muleshe accused some American voters of acting like “mule” – transporting fake ballots to deceive the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
These so-called couriers were featured prominently in the film, using surveillance footage of them placing ballots in drop boxes and supposedly capturing them as their villains. As D’Souza’s ominous voiceover in the film states: “What you’re seeing is a crime. These are rigged ballots.”
The only problem, of course, is that it’s all untrue, according to one of the voters accused of being a mule. Mark Andrews petition against D’Souza on Wednesday, asserting that D’Souza and his collaborators falsely accused him of ballot fraud by “combining fake science and video surveillance of voters innocent” in the May 2022 documentary.
2,000 mules shows Andrews, with his face blurred, sending five ballots into a drop box in Georgia in 2020, according to federal complaint. “In fact, Mr Andrews’ video shows him legally voting for himself and his family, a voting method expressly permitted by Georgia law,” it stated.
A state investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation found no wrongdoing by Andrews and dismissed charges against him as a result of the documentary in May.
“At all times, Defendants knew that their descriptions of Mr. Andrews were lies, as was the entire story of Mr. 2,000 mules,” the lawsuit explains. “But they have continued to sell these lies to enrich themselves. Since the filing of this lawsuit, Defendants’ website and social media accounts have continued to promote the film using Mr Andrews as an example of a criminal ‘mule’. “
Later in the 123-page complaint, it explained: “The defendants promoted the film and their ‘mule’ story on television, radio, online and through the media. other media — including in front of millions of Fox News audiences — and repeatedly showed Mr. . Andrews as an exemplary ‘mule’. “
The co-defendants in the lawsuit are partners of D’Souza, Gregg Phillips and Catherine Engelbrecht of “True the Vote,” a controversial, conservative voting monitoring organization. In September, the group was sued by Konnech, an election logistics software company, accusing Phillips and Engelbrecht of stealing data and conducting a xenophobic “smear campaign” against its CEO.
“The Foundation believes that the statements regarding True the Vote in this litigation will be deemed null and void,” a spokesperson for True the Vote told. Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Andrews’ lawsuit is seeking an unspecified amount, claims of defamation, threats and invasion of privacy. “As a black man who grew up in the American South before the Voting Rights Act was passed, Mr. Andrews deeply values the right to vote, takes pride in casting his vote, and has worked tirelessly. to instill these same values on their own. family,” it stated.
“Now, because of Defendant’s smear plot and threats against Mr Andrews, he will never be able to vote without looking over his shoulder.”