Sidney Powell, the prominent lawyer formerly with Trump's legal team, has filed lawsuits in Michigan and Georgia challenging the results of the 2020 presidential election.
The Trump campaign cut ties with Powell earlier this week. The former federal prosecutor said she understood the move and would be filing lawsuits regardless.
Powell's new lawsuits attack the Smartmatic Corporation, known as Sequoia in the U.S., and Dominion Voting Systems, alleging the voting software companies were involved in a scheme to rig the presidential election.
"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," said Powell in the lawsuits.
Powell specifically alleged that Dominion software was used by Iran and China "in order to monitor and manipulate elections" and that one expert has concluded that "hundreds of thousands of votes" were transferred from President Trump to challenger Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
In both lawsuits, Powell discussed the evidence for such a scheme.
"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," said Powell in the Georgia suit. "Especially egregious conduct arose in Forsyth, Paulding, Cherokee, Hall, and Barrow County. This scheme and artifice to defraud affected tens of thousands of votes in Georgia alone and 'rigged' the election in Georgia for Joe Biden."
She also claimed 96,600 votes were cast fraudulently in Georgia and another 136,098 ballots were illegally counted because of Dominion's software.
Powell alleged that the systems were designed by Dominion and Smartmatic to make fraud difficult to detect through a "simple audit" and were manipulated by people with access to the systems.
She also discussed the conduct of election officials and poll workers in each state. In Michigan, she leveled charges of fraud and misconduct in Wayne County, which has been the focus of claims and lawsuits from other groups over the past several weeks.
"[There were] additional categories of ‘traditional' voting fraud and Michigan Election Code violations, supplemented by healthy doses of harassment, intimidation, discrimination, abuse and even physical removal of Republican poll challengers to eliminate any semblance of transparency, objectivity or fairness from the vote counting process," she said.
In Georgia, Powell discussed similar misconduct issues such as the falsification of a burst pipe at a key Atlanta-area counting facility that allowed several poll workers to allegedly keep working unsupervised while others were evacuated.
🔦 Lin Wood – the lawyer representing former Covington High student Nicholas Sandmann in his defamation lawsuits against CNN and other media outlets – is also listed as a lawyer on the suits.