The video platform Rumble announced conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, a La Jolla resident, would release his movie 2000 Mules on Saturday through the Locals subscription-service.
“The documentary film created by Dinesh D’Souza, exposes widespread, coordinated voter fraud in the 2020 election, sufficient to change the overall outcome,” according to the producers.
The film is said to draw on a database of 10 trillion cellphone pings provided by the election integrity group True the Vote. The “mules” are paid professional operatives that D’Souza claims delivered fraudulent and illegal votes to mail dropboxes in the five key states.
Allegations of election fraud have been dismissed by courts across the country, but former President Trump continues to claim that he won reelection. Trump pardoned D’Souza, who was on probation for campaign finance violations, in 2018.
The new film has already been criticized for “flawed analysis” of the cellphone data it cites. But it has also by praised by conservative media.
D’Souza, who has more than 1.5 million followers on Rumble, previously produced several conservative films, including 2016: Obama’s America and Death of a Nation, and written multiple books, including What’s So Great About America and The End of Racism.
“Locals allows me to reach a broad audience with this important movie,” D’Souza said. “I know that I will be able to say what I believe without worrying about being canceled or censored.”
“Supporting creative independence is core to our values. Together with Rumble, we are excited to offer creators a new way to distribute and sell movies directly to their audience” said Assaf Lev, president of Locals.
2000 Mules will be available free to annual subscribers of D’Souza’s Locals community. For non-subscribers, the movie will be available for a one-time fee of $19.99.
Updated at 9:15 p.m., Saturday, May 7, 2022