Sidney Powell lawsuit seeks decertification of Georgia election, names Republicans as defendants
Attorney Sidney Powell kept her word and filed a major lawsuit in Georgia on Wednesday evening alleging “massive election fraud” that changed the state’s results in the 2020 election. She is looking to have the election decertified.
The lawsuit names Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State and Chair of the Georgia State Election Board Brad Raffensperger among the defendants. It alleges multiple Constitutional violations, citing fact witnesses, expert witnesses, and statistical impossibilities within the election results, and states that tens of thousands of votes were impacted. More than enough to sway the state in favor of projected President-Elect Joe Biden.
“The scheme and artifice to defraud was for the purpose of illegally and fraudulently manipulating the vote count to make certain the election of Joe Biden as President of the United States,” the 104-page filing detailed.
Meanwhile, the media focused on typos in the lawsuit and deflected from the primary focus of the case… voter fraud. Business Insider called Powell’s assertions a ‘conspiracy theory’ and centered their attention on the lawsuits being dozens of pages long and containing several spelling errors and typos, including “Districct Court” and “Distrcoict of Georgia.”
The lawsuit puts forth that there is no adequate remedy under the law and seeks to have the state’s results of both the 2020 presidential and congressional elections set aside. Biden won against President Trump by 12,670 votes, or 0.25%, according to results that were certified by the State of Georgia on Friday.
The lawsuit makes significant accusations against Dominion Voting Systems Corp. It’s alleged that their software and hardware are where the “massive fraud begins.” Evidently, the system’s software does not allow for a simple audit of misallocation, redistribution, and deletion of votes. Much of this is laid out in the manuals for the machines.
The filing purports that there is “incontrovertible physical evidence” that security systems were breached and that voting machines were connected to the Internet, a violation of state and federal laws.
The Dominion machines were purchased by the state of Georgia in July of 2019. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams objected to them because she believed they were susceptible to tampering. Texas rejected the system due to its vulnerability to undetected manipulation a year earlier.
Vulnerabilities in the Smartmatics system include barcodes that can override votes and machines with the capability of being connected to the Internet without jurisdictions knowing.
In April, the State Election Board passed an emergency rule that allowed for absentee ballots to be processed three weeks before the election with the superintendent authorized to open the outer envelope. The rule was in direct conflict with state law that says outer envelopes can only be opened once the polls open on election day.
Powell’s lawsuit contends that there is “no reconciling this conflict.”
Affidavits from Amanda Coleman and Maria Diedrich, who were Republican monitors of the state’s hand recount, said it was impossible to tell if the recount was accurate or proper.
Another observer stated that at no time did they observe signature checks being conducted. Some counties are alleged to have not conducted the recount by hand and instead just reran the ballots through the same machines.
Affiant Carlos Silva, a Democrat, said he saw absentee ballots for Trump placed in the Biden pile. Multiple affiants also testified to the same occurrence.
Hostility against Republicans but not Democrats was attested to. The suit claims this is in violation of the Equal Protection Clause.
After the Georgia polls closed, election officials in Fulton County said a pipe burst at the vote tabulation center in the Allstate Arena that prevented 30,000 absentee ballots from being processed. The plaintiffs allege the water leak did not occur in the vote-counting room. Affiant Michelle Branton said election workers remained after being told to go home with people working the computers until 1:05 a.m.
The plaintiffs allege the defendants violated the Elections Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which says that state legislature must set election rules.
Additionally, the lawsuit states that Raffensperger and Georgia counties violated the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by denying equal protection under the law.
Also included in the suit was the issue of ballot observers having the right to actually ‘observe’ the ballot counts. Some absentee and mail-in voters were also given the opportunity to “cure” ballots with minor errors but not all, which is a denial of due process on the right to vote, according to the filing.
Also alleged in the suit was that the absence of signature verification was a denial of the due process of the right to vote.
The plaintiffs charge there was widespread ballot fraud and that Georgia law allows for an election to be contested for reasons including misconduct, fraud, or irregularity conducted by an election official or officials that place in doubt the results.
The acceptance of illegal votes, rejection of legal votes, and an error in counting votes that would change the result are other reasons an election could be contested in the state.
In the end, what is sought here is decertification of the election results. The end game also includes not counting electors for Georgia in the 2020 election or directing the state’s electors to vote for Trump.