Dinesh D’Souza, Convicted of Election Fraud, Releases New Film "2000 Mules" Investigating Election Fraud in the
Dinesh D'Souza pled guilty to felony election fraud in 2014.
He served eight months at a community confinement center.
He was under federal probation when his election crimes were pardoned by President Trump in 2018.
Right-wing political commentator, author, and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza released his film documentary 2000 Mules in May 2022. The film is supposed to substantiate evidence of election fraud. (Read Film Summary and Fact Check).
However, the film does not mention D’Souza’s personal history of committing election fraud.
In 2014, D’Souza pled guilty and was convicted of felony election fraud. He was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to five years of probation, with eight months served in a community confinement center, after pleading guilty to violating the federal campaign election law by making illegal contributions to a United States Senate campaign in the names of others. He was later pardoned by President Trump in 2018.
On Twitter, Trump said D'Souza was "treated very unfairly by our government” for being convicted for the election fraud felony.
The White House later issued an official statement saying D'Souza was, "in the president's opinion, a victim of selective prosecution" — an opinion that was roundly rejected by a federal judge when D'Souza was sentenced. The White House also noted that D'Souza "accepted responsibility for his actions" and completed community service.
Since his pardon, D’Souza has continued to make election fraud accusations at anyone but himself. D’Souza has claimed the January 6th riots were an inside job carried out by the U.S. government. He even donated $100,000 to support the January 6th rioters who were arrested for trying to interrupt the electoral process.
Trump's tweet on his pardon of Dinesh D'Souza.
Most recently, D’Souza claimed that “2000 mules” harvesting ballots tipped the election results in Biden’s favor, even though countless election audits (both state and GOP funded) have confirmed election integrity and the 2020 election results.
This is not the first time D’Souza has spread politically expedient conspiracies on very serious issues. He also claimed that the 9/11 terror attacks were caused by the American Left who angered conservative, radical Muslims so much that they decided to attack our nation.