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Sidney Powell files lawsuits in Georgia and Michigan alleging mass voter fraud

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 11/26/2020 Mica Soellner
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Sidney Powell filed lawsuits in Georgia and Michigan late Wednesday continuing efforts to reveal alleged voter fraud she claims rigged President Trump of an election triumph.

Both cases revolve around issues related to voting machines, mail-in ballots, and the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, according to Bloomberg.

The lawsuits target election officials in both key battleground states, and include other allegations about forged ballots and observers being unable to watch the vote count. Both suits included a strew of typos in the filings.

Powell, who has long been spreading accusations of mass voter fraud, is not an official member of the Trump legal team, according to the president's campaign. Earlier this week, Trump's legal team distanced themselves further from Powell, releasing an official statement saying she was not part of their efforts in any capacity.

"Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own," said Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis. "She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the president in his personal capacity.”

Powell responded saying she understood the statement put out by the campaign, but would continue to pursue litigation on her own to help the president.

Powell also represented Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security, who was pardoned by the president on Wednesday. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the federal investigators about conversations he had with former Russian ambassador to Washington during the presidential transition from Barack Obama to Trump.

Trump has yet to concede to President-elect Joe Biden, who was declared the winner of the election almost three weeks ago. Trump has pursued lawsuits in multiple states and recounts in a couple, where he believes he has a chance to still win.

Dec. 8 is the deadline for resolving election disputes at the state level. All state recounts and court contests have to be completed by this date.

Electors will vote by paper ballot in their states and in D.C. on Dec. 14.

Tags: News, Sidney Powell, Donald Trump, Michael Flynn, 2020 Elections, Campaign 2020, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Election Lawsuits

Original Author: Mica Soellner

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