Well, well, well. All those who complained that attorney Sidney Powell was “full of it”, or words to that effect; all those who dismissed her statements as “all hat and no cattle”; all those who said that there was no evidence of electoral fraud in the recent Presidential election . . . they can all eat their words now. That evidence has been provided, and filed in court. It may yet be dismissed, or held to be insufficient: but at first glance it appears strong enough, and detailed enough, that it’s likely to be upheld, if not in the original case, then on appeal.
In fact, if Ms. Powell does indeed have all the evidence she claims to have, then her complaints outline the biggest political scandal in United States history. It could make Watergate look tame by comparison.
She has filed two complaints for “declaratory, emergency, and permanent injunctive relief” in two states. Click on the links below to read them in full for yourselves.
Doug Ross has provided an abbreviated summary in infographic form of Ms. Powell’s allegations concerning Georgia. It makes the gist of her complaint much easier to understand. Here’s one of his slides to give you an idea of what he’s done. Click the image for a larger view.
Click over to Mr. Ross’s site for a very informative overview.
Two more useful overviews from lawyers have appeared at Vox’s place. They are:
From the first of those links (bold, underlined text is my emphasis):
“5. One area where plaintiffs do a good job is in pointing out the number of votes affected by the alleged fraud. One reason this is crucial is that Biden’s certified margin of victory in Georgia was only about 12,000 votes. And the complaint does a good job of laying out substantial procedural and constitutional irregularities with roughly 96,000 votes and further problems with additional votes. The problematic votes far outnumber Biden’s margin of victory, which is hugely significant … If the problem votes are gone, Biden’s victory may be gone as well. The complaint does a good job of pointing out not just the alleged problems but the number of votes affected by those problems.”
And from the second link (bold print in the original):
“4. Page 9, Paragraph 14. Holy s***.“
That paragraph reads in part as follows:
“As explained and demonstrated in the accompanying redacted declaration of a former electronic intelligence analyst under 305th Military Intelligence with experience gathering SAM missile system electronic intelligence, the Dominion software was accessed by agents acting on behalf of China and Iran in order to monitor and manipulate elections, including the most recent US general election in 2020.”
Holy s*** indeed! If Ms. Powell can prove that, it’ll make the whole nonsensical “RussiaRussiaRussia” brouhaha that the Democratic Party has been peddling ever since 2016 look like a kindergarten squabble between playground rivals.
Ms. Powell states in both complaints that “The same pattern of election fraud and voter fraud writ large occurred in all the swing states with only minor variations in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Wisconsin”. I therefore expect her to file more complaints in other states, or that others will file them based on the evidence she provides. Furthermore, Ms. Powell highlights the requirement under Federal law for election officials to retain and preserve records. If this has not been done – and we’ve already heard allegations that relevant documents may have been shredded or otherwise disposed of, including “privacy envelopes” that offered the only possibility of “signature matching” to verify that a vote is legitimate – then those election officials are liable to prosecution under Federal law.
Note, too, that Rudy Giuliani is pursuing a completely different line of attack against electoral fraud, not relying on problems with the software used, but demonstrating that the entire voting and tabulation process was flawed through deliberate human action and/or inaction. If he produces enough evidence to substantiate those complaints, and Ms. Powell can prove what she alleges, then we’ve got a major constitutional crisis on our hands. They will have uncovered a multi-state, perhaps national, criminal conspiracy to overturn the election results and install an illegitimate government. There’s a word for that. They call it TREASON AGAINST THE UNITED STATES.
Now let’s wait and see what the courts have to say about this. I suspect it’s such a hot potato that it’ll be handed off to the Supreme Court as fast as possible. (Some lower-level courts may try to obfuscate and delay matters, to let the clock run out until there’s no longer time to delay the falsified election “results”. If that happens, I expect a direct appeal to the Supreme Court by President Trump’s legal team, to expedite proceedings.
Remember, too, that nobody is asking the Supreme Court – or any other court – to declare anyone the winner, or loser, of these elections. The injunctive relief being sought is to declare the apparent results invalid, on the grounds that they can’t be proved and/or that demonstrable electoral fraud renders them untrustworthy. Under those circumstances, the constitution already provides alternative methods to select electors and/or elect the President and Vice President – see Clauses Two and Three of Article Two, as amended by the 12th and 22nd Amendments to the constitution. I rather think things may come down to that.
As a final pointer towards the gravity of Ms. Powell’s case, note that with very few exceptions, the mainstream media is completely ignoring her complaints. If they were so confident in their version of events, they’d be laughing her to scorn. They aren’t. Is that because they’ve read the complaints, and are terrified that the light at the end of the tunnel may be an oncoming legal train about to demolish the alleged “election” of their favored son?
Pass the popcorn. Ain’t we got fun?
(P.S.: Don’t ignore the problem of missing Republican votes in several states – votes that were returned, but show up as “missing” in official tallies. That’s a whole new can of worms, right there.)