A Texas-based lawyer kicked out of Donald Trump's legal team after spouting wild conspiracy theories at a RNC press conference on Wednesday night released what she termed 'the Kraken' - two law suits alleging 'massive voter fraud' in the presidential election.
Sidney Powell published a 104-page document detailing allegations about Georgia and a 75-page document looking at Michigan shortly before midnight on the eve of Thanksgiving.
In the documents - released online at midnight just before Thanksgiving - she alleged the election had been 'rigged' to favor Joe Biden, and that foreign powers were involved.
But both filings were riddled with typos, with both misspelling the name of the courts they were being filed in.
In the Georgia filing, the court was named as 'United States Districct Court, Northern Distrcoict of Georgia', while the Michigan court was named as the 'Eastern Distrct of Michigan'.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The maverick lawyer spelled out claims she had previously made at a tumultuous press conference the week before - namely that Georgia was using election machinery designed by Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013, with the express wish of rigging the vote.
Sidney Powell appeared with the Trump team on Thursday and was dropped by them Sunday
She claimed in the introduction that the ballots were switched in favor of Biden, and said that Iran and China were also in on the plot.
'The scheme and artifice to defraud was for the purpose of illegally and fraudulently manipulating the vote count to make certain the election of Joe Biden as the president of the United States,' the court documents claim.
She said Georgia had been the site of 'ballot stuffing' and brought the case against the governor of the state, Brian Kemp; the secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger; and four election officials.
The case was brought on behalf of seven plaintiffs.
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In the Michigan case, Powell sued Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the secretary of state, Jocelyn Benson, and the Michigan board of state canvassers on behalf of six plaintiffs.
Powell said the case was one of 'massive election fraud'.
In Michigan, as in Georgia, the case focused on election machines made by a Toronto-based company called Dominion, and a rival Florida-registered firm, Smartmatic.
Powell alleged that the two companies created machines, with the help of Chavez, to rig the vote.
Powell, whose outlandish theory earned a rebuke from the President, has founded a 'legal defense fund' under the Internal Revenue Service category 501(c)(4).
The IRS says that 501(c)(4) should normally apply to 'social welfare organizations' and community groups like homeowners associations.
It can be used for lobbying activities but the deductions are not tax deductible like those for nonprofits.
The website for The Legal Defense fund says that 'millions of dollars must be raised to defend the Republic as these lawsuits continue to be filed to ensure victory' for Trump, even though he has now essentially admitted defeat to Joe Biden by allowing the transition to go ahead.
Sidney Powell has founded a 'legal defense fund' to cash in on her new-found fame, DailyMail.com can reveal. She's seen speaking next to former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, as members of President Donald Trump's legal team, during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday November 19, 2020
The website for the Legal Defense Fund appears to have been set up on November 11, a day after she appeared on the Lou Dobbs show on Fox. The IRS says that 501(c)(4) should normally apply to 'social welfare organizations' and community groups like homeowners associations