Georgia Kraken Unleashed

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by Kristine Christlieb  •  •  November 26, 2020   

Sidney Powell releases bombshell lawsuit

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ATLANTA ( - Former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell has published the civil lawsuit she is filing in federal court naming Georgia officials responsible for various illegalities and widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

The 104-page lawsuit is being filed on behalf of five Georgia electors and two Georgia Republican Party officials. It is naming Gov. Brian Kemp (R), Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) and all members of the state's election board as defendants. It includes a call for 14 different remedies — from impounding all voting machines to "an order requiring Governor Kemp to transmit certified election results that state that President Donald Trump is the winner of the election."

The lawsuit details many of the claims Powell has been discussing in the media over the past several weeks, including manipulation of voter data by foreign entities. And while it overlaps Lin Wood's federal suit to some degree, Powell's legal action focuses more directly on fraud charges.

Problems With Dominion Software

Dominion Software is a special focus of concern. Among a number of issues, the lawsuit notes the likelihood of foreign states interfering in the U.S. election and manipulating ballots.

The fraud was executed by many means, but the most fundamentally troubling, insidious and egregious is the systemic adaptation of old-fashioned "ballot-stuffing." It has now been amplified and rendered virtually invisible by computer software created and run by domestic and foreign actors for that very purpose. Mathematical and statistical anomalies rising to the level of impossibilities, as shown by affidavits of multiple witnesses, documentation, and expert testimony evince this scheme across the state of Georgia.

"Smartmatic and Dominion were founded by foreign oligarchs and dictators to ensure computerized ballot-stuffing and vote manipulation to whatever level was needed to make certain Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez never lost another election," Powell wrote. "Notably, Chavez 'won' every election thereafter."

"A core requirement of the Smartmatic software design was the software's ability to hide its manipulation of votes from any audit," she noted.

Powell cites the lack of chain of custody to bolster evidence of ballot stuffing, arguing that Dominion Democracy Suite doesn't log enough event information to recreate precisely what happens to votes.

There are a number of event markers in the voting process. First, the touch screen computer records the voter's selection electronically and produces a paper ballot, the ballot is then scanned electronically and the vote is uploaded in batches to the software's tallying function. Problems can develop at any one of these steps. For example, how many voters actually carefully reviewed their paper ballots to make sure their vote was properly recorded?

If a scanned image is identified by the system as "unreadable" or otherwise problematic, it is placed into a "problem ballots" folder where it is possible for a malicious administrator to simply drag and drop the folder into the recycle bin.

These weak spots in the system are some of the reasons Texas refused to certify the software.

Voting Machine Irregularities

Just as ballots have a chain-of-custody requirement, so do voting machines. The Georgia lawsuit cites one election official's experience:

We typically receive the machines, the ballot marking devices — on the Friday before the election, with a chain of custody letter to be signed on Sunday, indicating that we had received the machines and the counts on the machines when received, and that the machines have been sealed. In this case, we were asked to sign the chain of custody letter on Sunday, even though the machines were not delivered until 2 AM in the morning on Election Day.

Another expert reported on how easy it is to manipulate Dominion voting machines: "To hack a voting machine you just need seven minutes alone with it and a screwdriver."

Burst Pipe Claim

On Election Night, officials at State Farm Arena got more than seven minutes alone with voting machines; they were given four hours. Officials reported that a burst pipe required evacuation of the area where absentee ballots were being counted. But a small number of workers remained behind and continued working.

Powell includes the incident as evidence of potential fraud:

Plaintiffs have learned that the representation about "a water leak affecting the room where absentee ballots were counted" was not true. The only water leak that needed repairs at State Farm Arena from November 3–November 5 was a toilet overflow that occurred earlier on November 3. It had nothing to do with a room with ballot counting, but the false water break representation led to "everyone being sent home." Nonetheless, first six (6) people, then three (3) people stayed until 1:05 a.m. working on the computers.

Atlanta Attorney Paul Dzikowksi: "There are no records to show that either a water main busted or a pipe busted" (at ~21 min.)

The claim is echoed in Lin Wood's lawsuit, who has subpoenaed county officials to provide evidence of the burst pipe, which thus far seems to be lacking.

Absentee Ballot Rules

Powell's lawsuit also addresses the illegality Raffensperger's absentee ballot procedures. Raffensperger put forward a rule on an "emergency basis" that allowed election workers to open absentee ballots up to three weeks before Election Day. Powell argues that this is illegal because Georgia law says absentee ballots cannot be opened until Election Day.

"In plain terms, the statute clearly prohibits opening absentee ballots prior to election day, while the [Raffensperger's emergency rule] authorizes doing so three weeks before election day," Powell wrote. "There is no reconciling this conflict."

Powell has filed a lawsuit in Michigan addressing fraudulent claims in that state as well.

So far, a judge has halted election certification in Pennsylvania; a judge in Wisconsin is reviewing a petition regarding 150,000 counterfeit ballots; a judge in Nevada has called an evidentiary hearing related to election results; and an 11th Circuit Court judge has granted expedited review of Lin Wood's case in Georgia.

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