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“2000 Mules” Fact or Fiction?

One Year Anniversary - 2000 mules Fact Checked and Debunked


May 20th marks the one year anniversary of the release of the election fraud conspiracy film “2000 Mules.” Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, who was convicted of election fraud, created the film to showcase the false narrative that the 2020 election was “stolen” from Donald Trump.


Poster For Dinesh D'Souza's 2022 Film 2000 Mules
Title card for '2000 Mules'. (D'Souza Media)

What is 2000 Mules About?

In “2000 Mules,” D’Souza tries to claim widespread election fraud in 2020. Claiming to protect election integrity, D’Souza teamed up with conservative vote-monitoring organization True the Vote, which promotes the disproven conspiracy theory that election fraud led to President Biden’s 2020 election victory.


The film produces a fictitious investigation in five swing states, Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, which has been fact checked and disproven countless times.


2000 Mules Debunked

The intentionally misleading documentary "2000 Mules" attempts to prove election fraud in the 2020 presidential election by relying on flawed analysis of cell phone geo-location data and surveillance footage from ballot drop boxes. It suggests the involvement of Democrat-organized "mules" who were allegedly paid to unlawfully collect and deliver ballots in significant battleground states.


However, the movie's evidence primarily consists of anonymous accounts and an improper analysis of cell phone location data, which lacks the necessary precision to confirm if a ballot was deposited into a drop box or prove election fraud.


The allegations made in the film directly conflict with the verdicts of over 50 lawsuits lodged by Trump and his supporters, which sought to challenge the election results. Judges appointed by Republicans oversaw close to half of these dismissed lawsuits. Those within Trump's inner circle, including his daughter Ivanka and the U.S. Attorney General William Barr (who was appointed by Trump himself), have consistently dispelled his baseless claims and conspiracy theories regarding widespread voter fraud.



Who Wrote 2000 Mules?

Dinesh D’Souza, a right-wing political commentator, author, and filmmaker, produced “2000 Mules” in conjunction with True the Vote, a conservative vote-monitoring organization founded by Catherine Engelbrecht. In 2014, D’Souza pled guilty and was convicted of felony election fraud, serving eight months in a community confinement center before being pardoned by President Trump in 2018.


Despite his past conviction, D'Souza continues to make election fraud accusations while disregarding the evidence and has propagated conspiracy theories, including falsely attributing the 9/11 terror attacks to the American Left. “2000 Mules” conveniently omits D'Souza's own history of committing election fraud.



'2000 Mules' on Amazon: Debunked Yet Still Available on Digital Marketplaces

Even in the face of its comprehensive debunking, the controversial film "2000 Mules" remains available on major platforms like Amazon, indicating a troubling dynamic where disinformation is allowed to persist in digital marketplaces for the sake of potential revenue.


“2000 Mules" continues to generate interest, as evidenced by continued Google searches such as "2000 Mules where to watch," "2000 Mules trailer," and even "2000 Mules watch free download". This raises critical questions about these platforms' accountability in mitigating the spread of debunked narratives.



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