D'Souza's Doc Film '2,000 Mules' Set for Release; Here's Where You Can Watch


UPDATE, June 3, 2024: On May 31, Salem Media Group, the publisher of “2000 Mules,” announced it had removed the film from its platforms and apologized to a Georgia man who was shown in the film putting ballots into a drop box. Given that fact, an embedded clip of that scene has been removed from this article and the feature image has been revised.

UPDATE, May 4, 2022: Politifact published an article citing several academics and reported experts who dispute some of the claims made by True the Vote and “2,000 Mules.” Readers interested in this additional information can find that article here.

Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza has released details about where his highly anticipated documentary film “2,000 Mules” can be viewed.

The movie is showing in theaters across the nation on Monday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 4. There will be a virtual premiere online on Saturday, May 7, at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

The “2,000 Mules” website shows the times and locations by state.

D’Souza tweeted that the virtual premiere will include a Q&A after the film ends.

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D’Souza also dropped a new trailer over the weekend.

“2,000 Mules” is about an allegedly illegal ballot-harvesting scheme conducted in five key swing states during the 2020 election, including Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

These are all states that former President Donald Trump won in 2016, but flipped to Democrat President Joe Biden in 2020.

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The vote integrity group True the Vote worked with D’Souza on “2,000 Mules.”

A mule is a term used in the movie for those who repeatedly picked up batches of ballots and placed them in drop boxes.

In the new trailer, True the Vote’s Greg Phillips says, “We identified in Atlanta 242 mules that went to an average of 24 drop boxes. In Philadelphia alone we’ve identified over 1,100 mules.”

He also said that True the Vote has four million minutes of surveillance video from around the country allegedly showing mules in action during the 2020 election.

New York Post columnist Miranda Devine has seen the documentary. She wrote that it provides “the most compelling evidence to date” of a systematic scheme to subvert the electoral process.

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“Using cellphone geotracking and surveillance video, it shows a network of ‘mules’ in battleground states busily collecting ballots from get-out-the-vote NGOs and stuffing them, a few at a time, into multiple drop boxes in the dead of night,” she explained.

A mule is anyone who went to drop boxes 10 times or more during the 2020 general election.

“For each of the 2,000 mules the average number of drop box visits was 38, with an average five ballots deposited per visit. That’s 380,000 suspect votes.”

In an interview with Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk earlier this month, Phillips and True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht went into detail about how they gathered and used the cell phone data to identify mules.

They explained that all cellphones have unique device information that pings off cellphone towers, showing where the cellphone has been down to an 18-inch diameter. This technology is used by thousands of phone apps, such as those for weather and navigation.

Law enforcement employs this technology all the time. The FBI, in fact, used it to pinpoint protesters who entered the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

The New York Times reported that it paid for cell data to track down those who were present at the Capitol that day.

True the Vote was able to mine data from the months leading up to the 2020 election to identify the 2,000 most prolific “mules.”

The mules followed a pattern of repeatedly going to drop box locations and back to offices of non-governmental organizations during the election in places like Atlanta, Philadelphia and Yuma, Arizona.

“We were able to identify those organizations, those stash houses,” Phillips said.

Stacy Abrams’ Georgia group, “Fair Fight Action” is an example of an NGO where the pattern showed up, according to Devine.

Philadelphia was the worst of the places tracked where alleged illegal ballot-harvesting occurred, according to Phillips. He said 1,155 people there met their definition of a mule.

“In Philadelphia, we had some people, quite a few people, who went over 100 times to the drop boxes. But they were also going to the organizations,” Phillips said.

Engelbrecht said the average number of trips per mule in Yuma County was 31.

To guard against accidentally picking up people who happened to pass by drop box locations regularly, True the Vote bought cellphone data for September, October and November, showing before, during and after election season.

Only those whose cell phones showed them at drop boxes when voting was occurring were included in True the Vote’s data.

“Pings don’t lie,” Engelbrecht said.

According to Devine, D’Souza breaks down the numbers in “2,000 Mules” concluding that the number of ballots harvested in Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania — assuming they were for Biden — would have changed the outcome in the three states, and therefore, the winner of the 2020 presidential race.

Trump’s Electoral College votes would have been 279 to Biden’s 259, D’Souza says.

Trump congratulated the filmmaker and True the Vote for the upcoming premiere of “2,000 Mules” in a statement released Tuesday.

“An incredible new film by Dinesh D’Souza exposes massive and determinative ballot harvesting in the 2020 election,” Trump said.

D’Souza concludes the “2,000 Mules” trailer, arguing, “Without free and fair elections, we are not a democracy, we are a criminal cartel masquerading as a democracy.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 3,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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