Dinesh D’Souza’s mark is easy to spot after five successful features.
His documentaries are conservative opinion pieces, brimming with fiery attacks on progressive leaders and principles. Critics pounced on them and took hold of them, revealing their liberal biases.
Still, a D’Souza film had a distinct feel, recognizable to those on both sides of the ideological aisle.
“2000 Mules” is radically different in almost every way but one. You will never hear the arguments made in the film in the mainstream media or other ecosystems.
Except you should. And, if the movie gets the impact it deserves, that could very well change.
D’Souza is front and center again, but this time he’s addressing a topic that can get someone banned by Big Tech — questioning the 2020 election results.
We’re allowed to doubt what happened in 2016, but cultural officials insist it can’t be applied to the Trump/Biden battle. And, to be fair, the Trump team did a lousy job of making their case in the weeks following Joe Biden’s eventual victory.
The film opens with D’Souza and radio stars from the Salem Media galaxy – think Dennis Prager, Sebastian Gorka and many others – acknowledging this reality. They are also torn about whether they believe Democrats cheated to drag Biden to the finish line.
“I’m agnostic,” says Prager. The conversation is uncomfortable and raw.
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D’Souza then introduces us to True the Vote, a group dating from 2009 that fights for electoral integrity. They investigated the 2020 presidential results in a way that previous generations could not. They looked at the geolocation footprints of people around ballot boxes in swing states to learn about their behaviors in the critical weeks leading up to Election Day.
And True the Vote smelled like a rat.
“2000 Mules” allows the band to methodically share their discoveries, and it’s like watching a sequel to “Friday the 13th” in heartbreaking slow motion.
Is this our country?
Geolocation data, gleaned from mobile phones, showed the movement of people nicknamed “mules” dropping ballots into ballot boxes in critical parts of the country. Think of the neighborhood of Atlanta in Georgia, for example.
This is not a Joe or Jane casting ballots for their parents or neighbors. These are people with a handful of ballots, sneakily dropping them at all hours of the day.
Data follows these individuals, showing how their patterns set off alarm bells. These mules repeatedly visited non-profit (presumably liberal) organizations over short periods of time while also visiting ballot drop-off locations.
Again and again.
Mistrustful. But “2000 mules” has more. True the Vote also obtained CCTV footage of some ballot box locations. Some mules wore blue surgical gloves while dropping ballots, removing them instantly once the deed was done.
Others took photos of themselves to prove they visited the boxes in question.
Who do this ?
More questions remain. Has the money changed hands? Who goes to the polls in the middle of the night, with or without gloves? And why were so many ballot box locations missing video footage in the first place?
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D’Souza’s approach here is cautious, an Everyman learning these discoveries with us. The material demands no less and D’Souza respects the process.
“2000 Mules” makes a compelling case in a very short space of time, but the filmmakers have other anecdotal evidence that adds to the sense of unease.
Could this be true? What happens next? We are already seeing some movement in Georgia on the issue, but the details here deserve much more than that.
Can this documentary be demystified? Are there other credible explanations for what we see in the film?
The ‘2000 Mules’ story would thrill the nation if confirmed. For that reason alone, this chilling documentary should be taken seriously. This can’t be the end of the story either. Let legitimate critics pick on the details gathered here, not just supporters willing to criticize anything bearing D’Souza’s name.
If the methods exposed by Team D’Souza are not stopped, who says that the elections of 2022, or beyond, will not be compromised?
Hit or miss: “2000 Mules” is perhaps the most important documentary of the year, if not of the decade. This is not hyperbole.