Kraken released: Sidney Powell claims election was rigged for Biden by Iran and China in typo-filled lawsuits

Last week, the Trump campaign distanced itself from Powell, stating that she was 'not a member of the Trump Legal Team'

                            Kraken released: Sidney Powell claims election was rigged for Biden by Iran and China in typo-filled lawsuits
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Attorney Sidney Powell, who was removed from President Donald Trump's legal team for spoutin conspiracy theories at a press conference, on Wednesday, November 25, released two lawsuits, which she termed "the Kraken," alleging "massive voter fraud" in the 2020 presidential election. The Texas-based lawyer, in a 104 page document, detailed allegations about Georgia and another 75-page document, looking at this year's election process in Michigan. Powell, in the documents, alleged that the election had been "rigged" in President-elect Joe Biden's favor.

"The #Kraken was just released on #Georgia," she tweeted, adding "Exhibits to follow. Also #ReleaseTheKraken in #Michigan." She also posted a link to her website along with the tweet. The filings, however, were riddled with typos, where the names of the courts they were being filed in were misspelled. In the Georgial lawsuit, the court was named "United States Districct Court, Northern Distrcoict of Georgia," while in the other suit, the Michigan court was named as the 'Eastern Distrct of Michigan'.


Rudy Giuliani points to a map as he speaks to the press about various lawsuits related to the 2020 election, inside the Republican National Committee headquarters on November 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)


Powell, during a press conference of Trump's legal team last week, had spoken of an alleged plot of interference in the presidential elections with financial links to Cuba, Venezuela, and China over the Dominion voting machines used in multiple states. She insisted that the machines somehow shifted Trump votes to Biden. The attorney, however, did not provide any evidence for her claims. Shortly after Powell's statement, Giuliani and Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis, on Sunday, November 22, released a statement, saying the attorney is "not a member of the Trump Legal Team" and is not serving as President Trump's lawyer in "personal capacity."

In the lawsuit documents released by Powell on Wednesday night, she again claimed that Georgia was using eletion machinery designed by Venezuela's Hugo Chavez with the sole intention of rigging the vote. She also claimed that the ballots in the 2020 presidential election were switched in Biden's favor and that Iran and China were also somehow involved in the plot. The documents claimed: "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 the president of the United States."

She further claimed that Georgia had witnessed "ballot stuffing" during the polls which was achieved by "computer software created and run by domestic and foreign actors." She alleged in the documents that voting software companies Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic altered tallies through their software and hardware. "'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," she continued, adding: "A core requirement of the Smartmatic software design was the software’s ability to hide its manipulation of votes from any audit."

Although it is true that Smartmatic's founders are from Venezuela, the company released a statement, saying it did not have much involvement in the 2020 US election, and worked only in one county. Dominion Voting Systems (DVS) corporation spokesperson Michael Steel, meanwhile, told Fox News last week about DVS had rubbished the claims, saying that it was "physically impossible" to switch votes.

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