According to explosive new reporting from the Washington Post, a team of computer experts managed to copy highly-sensitive data from election systems in the state of Georgia, at the direction of Donald Trump’s legal team, in connection to “a secretive, multistate effort to access voting equipment that was broader, more organized and more successful than previously reported.”
The Post recently obtained and reported on emails and various other records that show attorneys for the now scandal-ridden, one-term, twice-impeached president asking SullivanStrickler, a forensic data firm based out of Atlanta, to gain access to county election systems in no less than three different battleground states, according to the documents and interviews obtained by WaPo. According to their report, the firm charged and was paid an upfront retainer fee for each individual job, one of which totaled at least $26,000.
Attorneys representing voting-security activists and Georgia voters have spoken out and said that the documents have confirmed that the state’s highly-sensitive and confidential election system had, in fact, been copied.
David D. Cross, one of the attorney’s representing the plaintiffs, said of the new revelation, “The breach is way beyond what we thought. The scope of it is mind-blowing.”
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In a revelation that’s less than surprising, the documents proved that controversial former Trump attorney Sidney Powell personally sent out a team to Michigan, where they were tasked with copying election data from a rural county in the state. Following that job, Powell then instructed the team to go repeat the same task in the Detroit area. SullivanStrickler experts also copied data from a Dominion voting system in Coffee County, Georgia, on Jan. 7, 2021, as well as an additional team that was dispatched to Nevada, at the instruction of a Trump campaign lawyer.
A criminal investigation has now been opened into the matter in the state of Michigan against several individuals whose names were found in the offending documents obtained by the Post. Meanwhile, Mesa County clerk Tina Peters is under indictment in Colorado where she faces down the repercussions of various felony charges, including conspiracy to commit criminal impersonation and attempting to influence a public servant.
SullivanStrickler reportedly had permission to examine voting equipment in at least two counties, but the details of those agreements have not been publicly disclosed. These explosive new documents prove that Sidney Powell’s group discussed and ultimately paid for that highly-sensitive data from election systems — which the report indicates the plaintiffs plan to provide to the FBI, as well as state and local election officials.
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