President Trump’s legal team talked up on Saturday a massive lawsuit to be filed in federal court focused on an alleged fraud scheme involving Georgia and electronic voting machines.
Jordan Sekulow and Sidney Powell appeared on Newsmax, a news network that has strives to set itself apart by not calling the 2020 race for President-elect Joe Biden, to tease what is next for the Trump team that has faced repeated setbacks in battleground state lawsuits.
“I can’t tell you right now what is coming in Georgia, but what is coming in Georgia will be shocking,” Sekulow said in his interview.
Hours later, Powell offered more specifics, predicting that Georgia, among other battleground states upon which they are focused, “will be the first state I’m going to blow up” and it “will be biblical.”
She made several stunning allegations, including top Georgia state officials being paid to be part of a conspiracy with Dominion Voting Systems, which has denied being involved in a vote-switching scheme, and much more. Powell said she believes the alleged vote-buying scheme stretches back years and members of both parties are involved.
Mark Halperin, a contributor at Newsmax, said at one point that everything she was alleging “is nuts.” The Washington Examiner emailed Gov. Brian Kemp’s office for comment.
Powell said she plans to file something by Friday, if not earlier. She said filings about fraud and conspiracy allegations will be filed across multiple jurisdictions.
Georgia is also where two Senate runoffs are set to take place next month, with control of the upper chamber hanging in the balance. Powell said it would be “absurd” for Georgia to proceed with the runoffs using the same election machines.
A statewide hand-recount for the presidential election was triggered and wrapped up last week, affirming Biden as the winner by more than 12,000 votes.
Shortly after Powell’s interview, the Trump legal team released a statement to say they filed a petition for a new recount in Georgia.
“We are focused on ensuring that every aspect of Georgia State Law and the U.S. Constitution are followed so that every legal vote is counted. President Trump and his campaign continue to insist on an honest recount in Georgia, which has to include signature matching and other vital safeguards,” the statement said. “Without signature matching, this recount would be a sham and again allow for illegal votes to be counted. If there is no signature matching, this would be as phony as the initial vote count and recount. Let’s stop giving the People false results. There must be a time when we stop counting illegal ballots. Hopefully it is coming soon.”
Trump and his allies claim the election was rigged, but have yet to put forth evidence showing a widespread conspiracy.
Biden is projected to have 306 electoral votes, 36 more than is needed to win the Electoral College, and so far leads President Trump by about 6 million votes in the popular vote, according to the Associated Press.
Trump refuses to concede the race, holding out for legal challenges and recounts to play out in several battleground states. While Biden is moving ahead with setting up an administration, he hasn’t been given access to government resources for a presidential transition, which has raised national security concerns. The Trump team is running out of time, however, as states certify their votes and the Electoral College meets in mid-December. Inauguration Day is Jan. 20.