I was extremely troubled to hear press reports that President Trump was considering appointing Sidney Powell as a special prosecutor to investigate fraud in the 2020 election.
As you are probably aware, Powell was responsible for filing lawsuits fancifully called the “Kraken” in four states. In the Georgia lawsuit, signed by Powell, a false statement appears in the complaint describing an affidavit filed with the suit as that of “a former US Military Intelligence expert” when in fact, the affiant Joshua Merritt was never in military intelligence. Further the affidavit included with the Kraken lawsuits also contains the same false statement. Powell attempted to conceal the identity or Mr. Merritt even from opposing counsel.
Either Powell suborned perjury or she was grossly negligent in vetting her affiant. In either case, such a person is unfit for a position of trust under the United States, and particularly unfit for the job of investigating such a sensitive issue as election fraud.
After weeks of Trump attorneys alleging fraud in press releases, but not in court, we finally have a lawsuit that alleges specific fraud from Attorney Sidney Powell and L LinnWood in Georgia representing Republican elector candidates in the 2020 Presidential election.
It is somewhat confusing exactly where this lawsuit was filed.
I will expand this article when I have had a chance to dig into the specifics, but there is one wildly implausible claim in it. It claims that Dominion Voting Systems adulterated the results of the election by switching votes in at least sufficient quantities to change the outcome. The scheme involves the ghost of Venezuelan strong man Hugo Chavez connecting to voting machines through the “internet of things” and flipping voters from Trump to Biden. It also claims that the hand recount was adulterated by election workers, who sorted ballots into piles for different candidates and put Trump votes in the Biden piles. Now someone explain to me how the machine totals end up closely tracking the manual recount across the state. There is no mechanism through which the totals could be made to match without controls and conspiracies so large that it strains the imagination.
Dunford notes that the Georgia lawsuit made repeated references to Michigan, an obvious failure to proofread when using one state’s complaint as a basis for another.
The Kraken – Michigan (aka King v. Whitmer) suffers from similar production problems. One of the affidavits in the Michigan suit reportedly details fraud in Edison County, a county well known for fraudulently claiming to be in Michigan rather than New Jersey.
All in all, #Kraken lawsuits were filed in four states: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin. They were all dismissed.