By Petr Svab
The FBI has reached out to an election integrity researcher for evidence of potential crimes in the 2020 election, according to the researcher, who is also a former Trump campaign official.
The evidence was collected by the Voter Integrity Project (VIP) led by Matt Braynard, former data and strategy director for President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign.
“The @FBI has proactively and directly requested from me the VIP findings that indicates illegal ballots,” Braynard said in a Nov. 29 tweet.
“By Tuesday, we will have delivered to the agency all of our data, including names, addresses, phone numbers, etc.”
His account was backed by the Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society, a conservative nonprofit that says it retained Braynard to conduct the work.
“We’ve learned that Mr. Braynard was contacted by FBI Special Agent Young Oh of the FBI Los Angeles Field Office seeking our data. Mr. Braynard is fully cooperating with this request and we fully support him,” said a statement posted on Twitter by the project’s director, former Kansas Attorney General Phillip Kline, on Nov. 29.
“This data has been used to identify hundreds of thousands of potentially fraudulent ballots in the states where we filed litigation.”
An FBI spokesperson told The Epoch Times that “in keeping with DOJ standard practice, the FBI neither confirms nor denies the existence of any investigation.”
The evidence indicates that thousands of voters were disenfranchised as absentee ballots they said they returned weren’t counted.
The VIP also found that thousands of people voted in states where they likely no longer resided, because they already requested an address change or even registered in another state.
Thousands more were registered at postal locations or commercial establishments, while listing information that seemed to serve to disguise the addresses as residential ones, such as by listing “APT,” “UNIT,” or “STE.”
Moreover, a large number of voters were marked in state data as requesting absentee ballots, though they said they didn’t.
“The number of questionable ballots surpasses the vote margin in at least three states right now, Arizona, Georgia, and Wisconsin,” Braynard told The Epoch Times’ “Crossroads” program in a recent interview.
Many Republicans, including the president, have criticized the FBI for not doing enough to investigate election irregularities and fraud allegations leveled by the Trump campaign and other groups in multiple states following the 2020 election. Based on unofficial results, Trump’s opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, has enough electoral votes to claim the presidency.
The Epoch Times will not declare a winner of the 2020 presidential election until all results are certified and any legal challenges are resolved.
Braynard vouched for the integrity of many FBI line agents.
“While there has been legit criticism of the actions of leaders of the agency over the last several years, I can personally attest to the many patriots within the rank-and-file who are fighting on the side of the Constitution and Law and Order,” he said in a Nov. 29 tweet.
His findings have been cited in several lawsuits, including two released by former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell, alleging Georgia and Michigan election results are invalid.
“All the analysis that we’ve done doesn’t really require you to say, ‘Trust me about a magical mathematical formula,’ or some pattern we discovered, or something that supposedly happened in the software of the voting machines,” Braynard said.
“I can give you the list of the people who voted in this election who filed national change-of-address cards in Georgia, moving themselves to another state. And I can also show you the subsequent state voter registrations of these individuals in other states, who then cast early or absentee ballots back in Georgia. I can show you the names of the people and the records of them having voted in multiple states and the raw data that the states make available.
“So this isn’t speculative. This is just what the data shows.”
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