Trump Legal Team Claims Systematic Manipulation of Votes [OPINION]
Earlier today, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis held a press conference at the RNC near Capitol Hill.
"We have a viable path to victory," Guiliani stated before concluding the presser filled with seemingly incredible accusations involving the Democratic Party, a Venezuelan company owned by a George Soros ally who they claim is performing our 2020 ballot-counting but in the nation of Germany, and others, they say, are involved in election fraud.
In a concerted effort to calmly deliver this odd news that they have to know too might be too much to chew for Americans, they called out the mainstream media for failing to do its job, big tech for suppressing information from many Americans, and even the Federal Bureau of Investigations for not visibly investigating their claim and claims of many others.
Sidney Powell, one of the most prominent attorneys in America, briefly got emotional. A bit later in the presser, she also confirmed a question by a member of the media who asked if servers of electoral ballot machines made by Dominion have been confiscated.
"Yes, it's true," she said, "But I don't know if they've been seized by the good guys or the bad guys." (Editor's note: Claims of Dominion servers being confiscated have been widely labeled as false by numerous fact-checking organizations, as linked below).
Last week, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told Chris Salcedo from the right-leaning news organization Newsmax that sources in Germany report that Scytl, which hosted elections data (apparently through Spain), was raided by a large U.S. Army force and their servers were seized in Frankfurt.
Powell seemed very much to not enjoy what she is suggesting happened to our electoral process, while Rudy Giuliani circulated in and out of the podium to speak. The former mayor of New York City certainly looked well past his prime, visibly at least. He was sweating profusely and his hair dye was bleeding down onto his cheek as he stood under the hot lighting and even more heated questions from the press.
Appearances aside, though, he was focused and razor-sharp today.
I cannot be certain of what occurred on November 3. This is not my area of expertise but I do think some extraordinary figures in many areas of the election counts bear further inspection.
What the Trump legal team is trying to sell is very difficult to imagine. The question is, will it be digestible for the American public? Their theory – which they say they can easily prove if a court would just give them the venue – is complicated, surreal, and nearly unbelievable.
However, what adds to the credibility for me is the tireless and uniform demands coming from the media and the Democratic Party for Trump to concede immediately, and that any suggestion of election fraud is "dangerous," "treasonous" and will cost the Republican Party much down the road.
They know damn well the president has every right to examine all of this according to the Constitution. What's the hurry? What is the harm in putting America at ease that the elections were legitimate? In a recent poll, less than half of Americans think Trump should concede right away.
Could L. Lin Wood and Sidney Powell be so willing to stake their entire reputations, which took lifetimes to build, on a "Hail Mary" for Donald Trump, as liberals describe this?
I doubt they would do that. Instead, I believe these very intelligent and extremely successful litigators believe they can prove the claim. But will they get a chance to do that?
As uphill and upsetting as this may be, I think Americans deserve to know the truth beyond any doubt. The courts should hear this and the Department of Justice should look into this.
Either way, 2020 can't end fast enough for me.
Ken Pittman is the host of The Ken Pittman Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.