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Sidney Powell's Loony Election Claims, Which Gave Birth to the Deadly Capitol Invasion, May Finally Cost Her

Dominion Voting Systems, the focus of the former Trump campaign lawyer's conspiracy theory, is seeking $1.3 billion from her for defamation.
By JACOB SULLUM

During the January 2 telephone conversation in which President Donald Trump pressured Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "find" the votes necessary to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's victory in that state, Raffensperger tried to test the outer boundaries of Trump's election-fraud allegations. Raffensperger suggested that Trump's concerns focused on "the absentee ballot process," as opposed to the outlandish claim that Dominion Voting Systems had helped Democrats deliver a phony victory to Biden by supplying them with fraud-facilitating election software. But the president made it clear that he was not ready to give up that fantasy, which is the focus of a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit that Dominion filed against former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell on Friday.

"I don't believe that you're really questioning the Dominion machines," Raffensperger said. "Because we did a hand re-tally, a 100 percent re-tally of all the ballots, and compared them to what the machines said and came up with virtually the same result. Then we did the recount, and we got virtually the same result. So I guess we can probably take that off the table."

Nope. "Well, Brad," Trump replied, "not that there's not an issue, because we have a big issue with Dominion in other states and perhaps in yours. But we haven't felt we needed to go there."

In reality, both Trump and his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, have gone there over and over again, promoting Powell's preposterous conspiracy theory in tweets, speeches, TV appearances, and press conferences. Her claims about what she describes as "the biggest crime in American history" were never substantiated in litigation by Trump's lawyers or her own lawsuits. But amplified by credulous right-wing TV and radio hosts such as Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, Maria Bartiromo, and Rush Limbaugh, Powell's wacky notions helped persuade a large majority of Trump supporters that the election was rigged to deny the president a second term.

The results were apparent last Wednesday, when hundreds of enraged Trump followers, summoned to D.C. by the president and inflamed by a speech in which he warned that an "egregious assault on our democracy" was about to destroy the country, invaded the Capitol, where a joint session of Congress was convening to affirm Biden's election. Before that deadly attack, Trump told the thousands of fans who had gathered for the "Save America March" that they should be outraged by "the highly troubling matter of Dominion Voting Systems." He claimed that Dominion machines in Fulton County, Georgia, "had an astronomical and astounding 93.7 percent error rate."

At the same rally, Giuliani said he had "conclusive proof" that in Georgia "the votes were deliberately changed by the same algorithm that was used in cheating President Trump and Vice President Pence." Giuliani promised that "over the next 10 days" the president's legal team would reveal "machines that are crooked." Instead, the president's lawyers dropped four lawsuits challenging Georgia's election results the very next day, avoiding a trial scheduled for Friday at which they would have had a chance to present their supposed evidence.

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After passionately and persistently telling out her tall tale of a stolen election last year, Powell is now arguing that only a fool would have taken her at her word. I doubt that will endear her to diehard Trump fans, but I have been surprised before by their capacity to nod along with anything that seems to serve his cause.


Wednesday, March 24th 2021 at 10:58PM
Deacon Ron Gray
These voting systems will be under intense scrutiny from now on. Thank you Sidney Powell.

Thursday, March 25th 2021 at 1:40AM
Steve Williams
In addition, mail-in voting is now known for the Trojan Horse it is.

Thursday, March 25th 2021 at 1:42AM
Steve Williams
In reality, both Trump and his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, have gone there over and over again, promoting Powell's preposterous conspiracy theory in tweets, speeches, TV appearances, and press conferences. Her claims about what she describes as "the biggest crime in American history" were never substantiated in litigation by Trump's lawyers or her own lawsuits. But amplified by credulous right-wing TV and radio hosts such as Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, Maria Bartiromo, and Rush Limbaugh, Powell's wacky notions helped persuade a large majority of Trump supporters that the election was rigged to deny the president a second term.

Just look at how many people repeated that LIE even to the death.

Those voting machine systems have been rechecked for accuracy TWO TIMES, after the initial machine vote count by human hands and both of The Voting machine and the human hand count was the same.

So we can check that off as The Breaking Down of The BIG LIE.


Thursday, March 25th 2021 at 12:08PM
Deacon Ron Gray
• When Fox News host Tucker Carlson asked Powell for evidence to back up her claims of massive fraud involving Dominion machines, he reported, "she never sent…any evidence, despite a lot of requests…not a page." After Carlson's staff pressed her for evidence, "she got angry with us and told us to stop contacting her…so we checked with others around the Trump campaign, people in positions of authority; they told us Powell has never given them any evidence either." Carlson concluded that Powell "never demonstrated that a single actual vote moved illegitimately by software from one candidate to another—not one."

This is more proof of THE BIG was just that.

Thursday, March 25th 2021 at 12:27PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Who were the Republicans that checked the Dominion Systems? Texas I think?

Thursday, March 25th 2021 at 12:32PM
Steve Williams
Georgia

Steve, Do you understand that all of this is "THE BIG LIE" don't you understand that Steve?



Thursday, March 25th 2021 at 1:47PM
Deacon Ron Gray
States like Texas didn't trust Dominion and didn't use them. I don't trust them either and I don't need to believe every word Sidney Powel says. My concern is the machine I had to use that malfunctioned three times. The DS200. I don't mind leaving Dominion Systems to Powell.

Thursday, March 25th 2021 at 3:34PM
Steve Williams
I never asked you about Texas. The question I asked you: "Steve, Do you understand that the 2020 Presidential elections was NOT STOLEN and all of this is "THE BIG LIE," don't you understand that Steve?"




Thursday, March 25th 2021 at 4:07PM
Deacon Ron Gray
The election was stolen. You can't change it now Ron, it's in the past. Take a deep breath and accept the fact that you've got Biden and we've got TRUMP. Kamala is emerging and TRUMP will too, in his own good time. We intend to take back what is ours and your harping about THE BIG LIE won't help you, not a bit!

Thursday, March 25th 2021 at 4:14PM
Steve Williams
YOUR WORDS: The election was stolen.

MY REPLY: PROVE IT?

Steve, Powell, who repeatedly pressed unfounded claims of voter fraud on the airwaves and in court, now says that "reasonable" people would not accept her statements as "fact" because the legal process hadn't yet played out. It was a stunning admission from a woman who served for a time as one of Trump's top legal lieutenants.

Steve, I bet you were thinking at the time, that you were "REASONABLE PEOPLE" in your belief that the ELECTION WAS STOLEN, now did you?

Well, NOT according to Trump's X lawyer Sidney Powell's Loony Election Claims, Which Gave Birth to the Deadly Capitol Invasion, May Finally Cost Her.

This is what happens to you for LYING. IN THIS CASE, a police officer lost his LIFE. Steve, did you know because of this LIE, some 140 Capitol Police were injured in the Capitol riot, 140 Capital Police.






Thursday, March 25th 2021 at 7:58PM
Deacon Ron Gray
The physical toll on officers who defended the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack by a pro-Trump mob is becoming clearer, with reports by police officials and federal prosecutors indicating that about 140 officers were injured, the head of the Capitol Police officers’ union said.

All of this happens because people like her LIED to you and people like you to Storm the Capitol in a failed attempt to overthrow a duly conducted election and now that you know you have been LIED too, you still want to protect that LIE, WHY STEVE?




Thursday, March 25th 2021 at 8:09PM
Deacon Ron Gray
The January 6 Capitol riot is still being investigated Ron, but we know that out of many THOUSANDS of MAGA, only a very few have possoibly conspired, and if they did, it certainly wasn't to overthrow the government.

Thursday, March 25th 2021 at 11:13PM
Steve Williams
This is a known FACT about The physical toll on officers who defended the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack by a pro-Trump mob is becoming clearer, with reports by police officials and federal prosecutors indicating that about 140 officers were injured, the head of the Capitol Police officers’ union said.

All of this happens because people like her LIED to you and people like you to Storm the Capitol in a failed attempt to overthrow or overturn a duly conducted election to hand this election to the LOSER and now that you know you have been LIED too, you still want to protect that LIE, WHY STEVE?

Thursday, March 25th 2021 at 11:48PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Did Trump act correctly when he didn't invoke the Insurrection Act? Many of us had hoped he would.

Friday, March 26th 2021 at 12:45AM
Steve Williams
Steve, why are you avoiding answering my direct simple question to you. Let's try again, this time, don't run from me, you don't have to.

All of this happens because people like her LIED to you and people like you to Storm the Capitol in a failed attempt to overthrow or overturn a duly conducted election to hand this election to the LOSER and now that you know you have been LIED too, you still want to protect that LIE, WHY STEVE?


Friday, March 26th 2021 at 9:31AM
Deacon Ron Gray
Your statement is incorrect Ron. Ask me a correct question I can answer.

Friday, March 26th 2021 at 1:26PM
Steve Williams
Now that you know that the presidential election was not stolen, how do you feel about being LIED too?


Friday, March 26th 2021 at 1:38PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I DON'T "know that the presidential election was not stolen." Ron, I don't "feel" I've been lied to, AT ALL! You hate it that I'm happy and you are disturbed.

Friday, March 26th 2021 at 1:44PM
Steve Williams
NO Steve, I am amazed at how you can turn your back to these recent discoveries, the Truth came to the surface by Trump's very on Lawyer that told you that she was LYING about a stolen election by voting machines turning over Trump votes, to give them to BIDEN.

Then the man that you hold heartily support turns right around and tell you that those voting machines has over a 90% inaccuracy rate.

All of which is comprise of "THE BIG LIE". I bet you thought you was a reasonable person, now did you? Not According to Trump's Lawyer.

YOUR WORDS: I DON'T "know that the presidential election was not stolen."

MY REPLY: Because Trump's Lawyer told you that she was LYING Steve, she was there and a EYEWITNESS, A PARTICIPATE in that lie and it seems that the truth have NOT sunk in yet! I find that AMAZING...

Friday, March 26th 2021 at 2:12PM
Deacon Ron Gray
"These voting systems will be under intense scrutiny from now on. Thank you Sidney Powell."

Ron, nothing you've said since I made that first statement has changed my mind.

Friday, March 26th 2021 at 2:31PM
Steve Williams
Even tho you, can't prove a thing you are saying or why you believe that the Presidential Election was stolen which is "THE BIG LIE" after Trump's very own Lawyer told you that she was LYING and you still want to believe that LIE, WHY STEVE?

Is a LIE all you got to hang on to?


Friday, March 26th 2021 at 4:13PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Understand Ron, Dominion Systems should all be grounded until we figure out what the hell is going on.

Friday, March 26th 2021 at 8:33PM
Steve Williams
Still trying to run from the TRUTH that is right in front of you. Why do you run, if I asked you a personal question?

I have asked you about what you think and feel on this subject and you act like you don’t see the question, Why do you do that?


Friday, March 26th 2021 at 8:54PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Now, where did he go... WOW!!!


Wednesday, April 7th 2021 at 3:16AM
Deacon Ron Gray
I guess He is still running.


Wednesday, April 7th 2021 at 9:17PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I wish him well...


Thursday, April 8th 2021 at 3:36AM
Deacon Ron Gray
Ron, knowing that the election was stolen doesn't do much for me. I'm looking at 4 years of Biden and possibly Harris and I KNOW America will be a wreck by the time we get to 2024. But now you have Boehner coming out with a new book and he blames Trump for 1/6 too! I'm sure Boehner will be the new love of your life.

Thursday, April 8th 2021 at 8:58AM
Steve Williams
Steve, YOUR WORDS: Ron, knowing that the election was stolen doesn't do much for me.

Steve, you don't know 💩 of a stolen President Election, that is why that LIE of a stolen doesn't do much for you because "IT NEVER HAPPENED," Steve. You can't show me anywhere on earth of any evidence that TRUMP came anywhere close to winning a second term.

YOUR WORDS: But now you have Boehner coming out with a new book and he blames Trump for 1/6 too! I'm sure Boehner will be the new love of your life.

MY REPLY: We can say by to that LYING Mitch and that is a good thing for the country.

Even tho you, can't prove a thing you are saying or why you believe that the Presidential Election was stolen which is "THE BIG LIE" after Trump's very own Lawyer told you that she was LYING and you still want to believe that LIE, WHY STEVE?

Is a LIE all you got to hang on to?





Steve, you can stop that LIE right now, even you can't find any proof of a stolen 2020 Presidential election.

YOUR WORDS: I'm looking at 4 years of Biden and possibly Harris and I KNOW America will be a wreck by the time we get to 2024.

MY REPLY: Yes you are looking at a new President in town and his name is Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.

Net
Gallup March 18, 2021 54% 42%
Harris Interactive (for The Hill) March 2021 61% 39%
Rasmussen Reports March 24, 2021 48% 50%
Morning Consult March 24, 2021 57% 40%
Echeloninsights March 24, 2021 51% 44%
ClimateNexus March 22, 2021 53% 39%
GQRResearch March 19, 2021 52% 37%
Reuters March 19, 2021 59% 39%


Just look how popular this team is Steve, TRUMP's approval rating was never that high, why! Because the people saw that man for was he was doing to the country, Steve. That is the reason why The American people told TRUMP that he was "FIRED as President of The United States of America and he LIED to you and people like you to try to overturn the elections, for the last time as president."

Hey Steve, did you remember what Trump's approval ratings were don't you?

I do, when Trump was FIRED as President of The United States of America, Trump's Favable Approval Rating was 38.6 and his Disapproval rating was at a whopping 57.9%.

Keep in mind to get that high, some republicans were disappointed in Trump's job performance as well.

TRUMP is GONE Steve, get over it.

Thursday, April 8th 2021 at 11:15AM
Deacon Ron Gray
The only approval rating for President Trump I care about is mine Ron. I give it (MY APPROVAL OF TRUMP) 100% but I know you will cry and want proof. Meantime Biden is going after "ghostguns", which are already illegal to sell. And of course he didn't tell you truth that their popularity is due only to certain states, like California, with laws so onerous that FOLKS who want to build an AR-15 can't find a licensed dealer that's willing to handle a transactioon involving just the receiver.

Thursday, April 8th 2021 at 4:07PM
Steve Williams
YOUR WORDS: The only approval rating for President Trump I care about is mine Ron. I give it (MY APPROVAL OF TRUMP) 100% but I know you will cry and want proof.

MY REPLY: Your one APPROVAL rating OF TRUMP's is NOT based on the Truth anyway and that is the reason why Trump is OUT of the power of The President of The United States of America and BIDEN is in POWER NOW.

He is doing what The people of The United States of America want to get DONE. How did you like your stimulus money, Steve?

Biden should go after "ghostguns" to keep them out of the hands sick and the mentally ill with a comprehensive background check, there is nothing wrong with that, is it?

Then once you answer that question, let's get back to the topic of this BLOG of
Sidney Powell's Loony Election Claims, Which Gave Birth to the Deadly Capitol Invasion, May Finally Cost Her.

Steve, did this LIE no happen?


Thursday, April 8th 2021 at 5:05PM
Deacon Ron Gray
OUR WORDS: The only approval rating for President Trump I care about is mine Ron. I give it (MY APPROVAL OF TRUMP) 100% but I know you will cry and want proof.

All I want is your reason why you gave a man who LIED to you damn near every day, which you looked forward to hearing because lies is what TRUMP was telling you. Now in BIDEN is in Ofice, and you feel lOST because you don't have Trump as- telling you what to THINK anymore Steve, FREEDOM, that is your responsibility now Steve.

USE IT...







MY REPLY: Your one APPROVAL rating OF TRUMP's is NOT based on the Truth anyway and that is the reason why Trump is OUT of the power of The President of The United States of America and BIDEN is in POWER NOW.

He is doing what The people of The United States of America want to get DONE. How did you like your stimulus money, Steve?

Biden should go after "ghostguns" to keep them out of the hands of the sick and the mentally ill with a comprehensive background check, there is nothing wrong with that, is it?

Then once you answer that question, let's get back to the topic of this BLOG of
Sidney Powell's Loony Election Claims, Which Gave Birth to the Deadly Capitol Invasion, May Finally Cost Her.

Steve, did this LIE not happen?

I see that YOU believe that LIE, you didn't you?

Thursday, April 8th 2021 at 5:23PM
Deacon Ron Gray
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