Trump lawyers make fraud claims so insane that even Tucker Carlson calls it quits

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Two weeks after attorney Sidney Powell went on Fox News to make baseless claims about a “supercomputer” that rigged the election for Joe Biden, she appears at a press conference with a new set of claims.

Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, and Powell tell reporters that Dominion Voting Systems — one of the three main companies that the U.S. relies on for voting machines — used an algorithm to change the Trump votes to votes for Biden.

The parties accused of being responsible for the Dominion “scandal” alternate throughout the press conference. Sometimes, it’s “Democrats… paid to have the system rigged.” Other times, it’s George Soros or Venezuela or China. Even Antifa is mentioned.

The trio provide no evidence for their claims, which are so bizarre and unfounded that even Fox host and Trump supporter Tucker Carlson says it’s easier to believe in aliens than Powell’s accusations.

This may be the single most open-minded show on television. We literally do UFO segments, not because we’re crazy or even interested in the subject, but because there is evidence that UFOs are real… [Powell] never sent us any evidence, despite a lot of polite requests. Not a page. When we kept pressing, she got angry and told us to stop contacting her. When we checked with others around the Trump campaign, people in positions of authority, they told us Powell has never given them any evidence, either.

Tucker Carlson, Fox News

The inconsistencies in the press conference and election fraud messaging are plenty (as detailed at the National Review link below). Just one example: Georgia uses Dominion Voting Systems, and Joe Biden still won Georgia after a hand recount of the ballots.

As the press conference continues, Giulani’s face starts dripping with hair dye and sweat, making the event even harder to turn away from.

Why Dominion?

The GOP attacks against Dominion Voting Systems could be an attempt to discredit the company and give the other two major voting machine companies more power.

Before Dominion, a voting machine vendor called ES&S (formerly AIS) had a monopoly on the market. ES&S is funded by wealthy GOP members, including a co-founder of the Council for National Policy. CNP is a secretive Christian right-wing group comprised of huge Trump & GOP donors. Its members pulled the strings for Trump’s COVID-19 response. At least 15 CNP members were even present at Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination ceremony at the White House. If Joe Biden takes the presidency, CNP loses most of the power they’ve had for the last four years.

But if the GOP can tarnish Dominion’s reputation or put the company out of business, they’ll have more power to change future elections for themselves. They’ve done it before (see below).

Here’s what attorney and election integrity advocate Jennifer Cohn thinks:


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