Though the media declared Democrat Joe Biden the winner of the race for the White House nearly two weeks ago, President Donald Trump and his legal team have maintained that they have evidence of voter fraud that could turn things around in the incumbent’s favor. Now, they’re putting at least some of it out in the open.
According to the Washington Examiner, Trump lawyer Sidney Powell alleged this week that a “whistleblower” has come forward in an affidavit with claims that a voting technology company specifically designed their software to have the ability to alter ballots.
Changing the vote?
According to the Examiner, Powell asserts that the two voting technology companies, Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic, colluded to alter vote totals in favor of Biden in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
The Examiner noted that there’s no evidence that the companies ever collaborated, and both have denied any association with the other. But Powell says she has proof that something nefarious has been going on.
A one-time federal prosecutor who gained widespread prominence as former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s defense attorney, Powell claims her so-called whistleblower is a former high-ranking official in Hugo Chavez’s Venezuelan dictatorship. The individual alleges that Smartmatic’s software was specifically designed for “rigging” elections.
On Monday, Powell told Fox Business host Lou Dobbs that the whistleblower’s affidavit claims Smartmatic’s program was “designed in a way the system could change the vote of each voter without being detected,” the Washington Examiner reported.
According to Powell, the affidavit alleges:
He wanted the software itself to function in such a manner that if the voter were to place their thumbprint or fingerprint on a scanner, then the thumbprint would be tied to a record of the voter’s name and identity as having voted, but that voter would not be tracked to the changed vote.
According to the affidavit, “Smartmatic agreed to create such a system and produce the software and hardware that accomplished the result for President Chavez.”
Giuliani: It’s a pattern
Smartmatic spokesperson Samira Saba denied the allegations in a statement to the Washington Examiner, asserting that the company has a track record of running clean elections. “Smartmatic has registered and counted nearly 5 billion auditable votes without a single spoiled vote or security breach,” Saba said. “All audits conducted to elections in which our technology was employed proved the integrity of results.”
But denials from Smartmatic and others haven’t stopped Powell and others on Trump’s legal team, including Rudy Giuliani, from continuing to lodge allegations. Speaking Thursday, the president’s personal lawyer said “it’s not a singular voter fraud in one state” — it’s a “pattern.”
“This pattern repeats itself in a number of states, almost exactly the same pattern, which any experienced investigator prosecutor, which suggests that there was a plan — from a centralized place to execute these various acts of voter fraud, specifically focused on big cities, and specifically focused on, as you would imagine, big cities controlled by Democrats, and particularly if they focused on big cities that have a long history of corruption,” Giuliani said, according to NBC News.
It remains to be seen whether Giuliani and his colleagues will be able to get the courts to agree.