Trump advocate Sidney Powell cites Ron Watkins, a central QAnon figure

Powell has claimed that a diabolical scheme backed by global communists had invisibly shifted votes with help from a mysterious computer algorithm pioneered by the long-dead Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chávez — a wild story debunked by fact-checkers as a “fantasy parade” and devoid of actual proof.

No real evidence was included in Watkins’ affidavit, either. But Watkins, who said in the affidavit that he lives in Japan, nevertheless speculated that — based on his recent reading of the Dominion software’s online user guide — it may be “within the realm of possibility” for a biased poll worker to fraudulently switch votes.

Watkins’ affidavit marks one of the first official connections between a notable player in the QAnon conspiracy universe and Trump’s muddled multistate legal campaign, which some of the president’s allies have labeled, in the words of Chris Christie, a “national embarrassment.”

But many similar Trump-QAnon overtures have already played

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Dominion Voting Systems reacts to Sidney Powell election lawsuit

The company provided a bulleted list of claims it says were not true – from foreign ties to hackability.

DENVER — A company that has been named in numerous election fraud theories – many with little or no evidence to back them – has taken aim at comments from one of its biggest detractors.

Dominion Voting Systems, which maintains voting machines in Georgia and other states, laid out a long list of claims by attorney Sidney Powell which it said are false – and provably so.

The company described many of Powell’s statements as part of a “bizarre election fraud conspiracy” that would have required unreasonably coordinated actions between thousands of people from the state to the local level – including themselves.

“This quite simply did not occur,” the company said in a statement released on Thursday.

“The allegations included in the draft complaint are baseless, senseless, physically impossible, and

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Twitter Labels Sidney Powell’s Website ‘Unsafe’ After Trump’s Ex-Election Attorney Files Typo-Riddled Lawsuit

Twitter has labeled Sidney Powell’s website “unsafe” following the attorney’s many accusations of widespread election fraud.



a person wearing a suit and tie: A November 19, 2020 photo shows Sidney Powell speaking during a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C. Twitter has labeled Powell’s website as “unsafe” following the attorney’s many accusations of widespread election fraud.


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A November 19, 2020 photo shows Sidney Powell speaking during a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C. Twitter has labeled Powell’s website as “unsafe” following the attorney’s many accusations of widespread election fraud.

The site, DefendingTheRepublic.org, says it was established by Powell to “defend and to protect the integrity of elections in the United States.” The page asks for donations to support election-related litigation.

An attempt to click on the link to Powell’s website on Twitter is met with the message: “The link you are trying to access has been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially spammy or unsafe, in accordance with Twitter’s URL Policy.”

The warning stated the URL could fall into any of these categories: “malicious links that could steal

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