...to Powell's Motion to Dismiss is in the plaintiff's original Complaint:
Flash forward: sued by Dominion Voting Systems for defamation for her myriad lies (as shared below by RNC), Powell now claims in court that "reasonable people would not accept such statements as fact..." https://t.co/fcYvacqEHC— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 24, 2021
From November 8 to December 14—Powell, acting in concert with like-minded allies in the media, appeared on Fox Business, The Epoch Times, the Washington Examiner’s podcast Examining Politics, and The John Fredericks Show to solicit donations to her fundraising website and to peddle the falsehood that Dominion was created in Venezuela to rig elections for Hugo Chávez, and had in fact rigged the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election by using “algorithms” in its machines to change the ballots and to “flip” and “shave” votes.33
Sidney Powell talks about her allegations regarding the computerized voting systems on election night, Washington Examiner (Nov. 20, 2020), available at, https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/videos/sidney-powell-talks-about-her-allegations- regarding-the-computerized-voting-systems-on-election-night (Ex. 5) (last visited Jan. 4, 2021); Sidney Powell on Lou Dobbs Tonight on 11/30/20, YouTube (Nov. 30, 2020), available at, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uMr-TRZNCw (Ex. 6) (last visited Jan. 4, 2021); Sidney Powell to Newsmax TV: Our Case Was Prejudged, Newsmax (Dec. 7, 2020), available at, https://defendingtherepublic.org/?p=1166; https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/sidney- powell-kraken-lawsuit-scotus/2020/12/07/id/1000459/ (last visited Jan. 4, 2021) (Ex. 26); Evidence of Fraud: Sidney Powell and Lou Dobbs discuss, Fox Business (Dec. 10, 2020), available at, https://defendingtherepublic.org/?p=1168; https://video.fo xbusiness.com/v/6215520845001/#sp=show-clips (last visited Jan. 4, 2021) (Ex. 27); Sidney Powell on 2020 Election Lawsuits, Supreme Court Decision, and the Flynn Case, https://www.theepochtimes.com/exclusive-sidney-powell-on-election-lawsuits-supreme-court- decision-and-the-flynn-case_3617067.html (last visited Jan. 4, 2021) (Ex. 28); Sidney Powell: Kraken Released in MI; Scotus Next!, The John Fredericks Show (Dec. 14, 2020), available at, https://www.johnfredericksradio.com/podcast/december-14-2020/; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWt1vB-OIZk&list=PL1q2i_zsupwSdYDFTH0pA-X- YNz57E5TV&index=2 (last visited Dec. 29, 2020) (Ex. 29).
During a Newsmax interview on November 17, Powell claimed to have bombshell evidence to substantiate her wild accusations: she promised to tweet out a video of Dominion’s founder publicly admitting he “can change a million votes, no problem at all.”35 Powell never tweeted out such a video because it does not exist. The video does not exist because no such statement was ever made, nor would it be made, by Dominion’s founder.
After being introduced as a lawyer for the Trump Campaign and President Trump, Powell falsely told a global audience that Dominion was “created in Venezuela at the direction of Hugo Chávez to make sure he never lost an election,” that Dominion flipped votes from Trump to Biden by running an algorithm that automatically flips all the votes, and that George Soros’s “number two person” Lord Malloch Brown was “one of the leaders of the Dominion project.” Based on these false assertions of fact, Powell stated, “There should never be another election conducted in this country, I don’t care if it’s for local dog catcher, using a Dominion machine ...”37
81. The Courts where Powell and Wood filed their meritless lawsuits saw right through their sham. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan found that Powell and Wood had submitted “nothing but speculation and conjecture that votes for President Trump were destroyed, discarded or switched to votes for Vice President Biden.” Op. & Order at 34, King v. Whitmer, No. 20-cv-12134 (E.D. Mich. Dec. 7, 2020) [Dkt. 62].
82. The United States District Court for the District of Arizona found that the evidence put forward by Powell and Wood was impressive only for its volume and was “largely based on anonymous witnesses, hearsay, and irrelevant analysis of unrelated elections,” and includes “expert reports” that “reach implausible conclusions, often because they are derived from wholly unreliable sources.” Order at 24-25, Bowyer v. Ducey, No. 2-20-cv-02321 (D. Ariz. Dec. 9, 2020) [Dkt. 84]. The “wholly unreliable sources” put forward by Powell and Wood in that case (whose declarations were posted on Powell’s fundraising website) included Terpsichore Maras-Lindeman, Russell Ramsland, William Briggs, and Josh Merritt a.k.a. “Spyder.”
83. After her last election lawsuit was dismissed on December 9, Powell doubled down on her false accusations about Dominion; in response to a tweet by Donald Trump, she wrote, “The election & media were all #rigged. Your voters broke the #Dominion algorithm... This election fraud must be completely exposed & ended NOW for the world.”51
90. Powell also touted a shocking declaration from an anonymous purported Venezuelan military officer alleging a decades-old international election-rigging conspiracy beginning with Hugo Chávez.59 But the “anonymous witness’s” explanation for why he purportedly came forward was a near-verbatim recitation from another declaration put forward by Powell, proving that those witnesses did not each write their declarations independently and raising serious questions about the role that Powell and her team played in drafting the declarations attached to Powell’s court filings and touted as “evidence” during her defamatory media campaign.
Powell and Wood repeatedly told national audiences that Dominion had bribed Georgia’s Republican governor and secretary of state for a last-minute no-bid contract. They claimed to have evidence to support that accusation, but never produced it during their televised appearances or on Twitter.