A Review of Dinesh D’Souza’s Audio Book 2000 MULES
I use the library site, Hoopla, a great deal and was excited to learn that Dinesh D’Souza’s audio book, 2000 Mules was available for loan. Although I had followed the data presented in the trailer for the film 2000 Mules with great interest and thus knew the basis for the claims that were made in the film, I found the much greater level of detail in the audio book provided a wealth of new information.
In the audio book D’Souza provides the context for what happened in the 2020 election by reviewing the some 400 court cases launched prior to the election to weaken mail-in ballot laws across the US, weaken signature and ID laws, and broaden the number of mail-in ballots that were mailed out without voter request.
Then authentication of mail-in ballots were weakened further on the eve of the election and during the ballot counting when Secretaries of State set aside or weakened existing laws to “speed-up” tabulation. All of this set the stage for “mules” that is to say “collectors and depositors of ballots into drop boxes.”
D’Souza makes a compelling case linking the geo-tracking data legally purchased by True The Vote in key swing states with very narrow margins of victory, to anonymous phone IDs which could be tracked then same drop box locations ten times or more. This data also linked visits to election NGOs prior to dropping off the ballots. Although, True the Vote could only obtain a fraction of the drop box video that should have been available, they were still able to use video to identify the “mule” dropping off multiple ballots and link them to the geo-tracking data.
In summary this is compelling audio book and I recommend that anyone who wants to consider this information, regardless of your views on the 2020 election, take the six hours to listen to this evidence.
Link to True the Vote: https://www.truethevote.org/about/
A Personal Note
As a Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy author, in some senses “I don’t have a horse in this US election race.” From that perspective I’m merely reviewing another interesting book. However, as America’s northern neighbor, Canada has a vested interest in what happens in the US. Furthermore, Canadians have their own serious concerns about our electoral system. Although I have no reason, at this point, to believe we suffer from widespread cheating, I could easily see our leading party, who seems to believe they are the natural ruling party because of their longstanding electoral success, taking steps to “fortify the Canadian vote.” I hope it never happens, but it is a concern to me.
Having said that, there is one point over which I disagree with Mr. D’Souza. As he reviewed the many critiques of the 2020 election put forth by others, D’Souza put great emphasis on finding evidence sufficiently strong to overcome the presumed innocence-imposed high conviction standard of “reasonable doubt” (a most worthy principle of democratic jurisprudence).
To me this analysis by Mr. D’Souza misses the point. From Plutarch comes the saying: “Uxorem Caesaris tam suspicione quam crimine carere oportet” (Caesar’s wife should be free from suspicion, as well as from accusation). I think the same must be said of elections in Canada and the United States. They must not only be free of compelling evidence that demands a conviction, but they must also be free of suspicion. If conduct by election officials and overseeing agencies is of such a character that the public loses confidence in the integrity of the election process, and begins to believe cheating and cover-ups are going on, then the damage has already been done. That destruction of confidence, it seems to me, happens long before one crosses the threshold of “beyond reasonable doubt.”
Posted on May 17, 2023, in Audio Books, Library, Non-Fiction, Review and tagged 2000 Mules, Book Review, D'Souza, Review. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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