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Thursday, December 03, 2020

In her legal quest to reverse the reality of last month's election, President Trump's recently disavowed attorney Sidney Powell has gained a strange new ally: the longtime administrator of the message board 8kun, the QAnon conspiracy theory's Internet home.

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...Powell has claimed that a diabolical scheme backed by global communists had invisibly shifted votes with help from a mysterious computer algorithm pioneered by the long-dead Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chvez -- a wild story debunked by fact-checkers as a "fantasy parade" and devoid of proof.

No real evidence was included in Watkins's affidavit, either. But Watkins, who said in the affidavit that he lives in Japan, nevertheless speculated that " based on his recent reading of the Dominion software's online user guide -- it may be "within the realm of possibility" for a biased poll worker to fraudulently switch votes.

Watkins's affidavit marks one of the first official connections between a notable player in the QAnon conspiracy universe and Trump's muddled multistate legal campaign, which some of the president's allies have labeled, in the words of Chris Christie, a "national embarrassment."

Many similar Trump-QAnon overtures have already played out on TV and social media since the election nearly one month ago. Watkins made similar allegations in an unchallenged segment on the far-right One America News network, which Trump retweeted to his 88 million followers last month.

Powell and her client Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, are effectively celebrities to QAnon loyalists, who posit online that both will soon help "release the Kraken" and expose a bombshell that could salvage a Trump second term, vanquish his enemies and unveil the hidden machinations of a communist conspiracy.

Since claiming to have resigned last month from 8kun, Watkins has devoted much of his online activity to claims about unfounded suspicions regarding Dominion, an 18-year-old voting-technology company whose computer programs, ballot printers and other products are used by elections officials in 28 states. Trump and his supporters have loudly attacked the Denver-based company as having contributed in some unproved way to steal the vote....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-12-03 10:08 AM | Reply

More on 8kun...

Far-right online forum 8chan kicked offline after protection services are cut (October 2020)
www.theguardian.com

...The site, which is now called 8kun but was formerly known as 8chan, was back online on Monday morning, security researcher Brian Krebs reported, with a Russian company freshly enlisted to provide the protection services....

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-12-03 10:15 AM | Reply

Psychopathology on Parade.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2020-12-03 10:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I understand that few if any Trump supporters will come back here until they think Trump is on top again. Too bad, because I'd like to ask them if they truly buy into this degree of frank delusion, and whether they think it helps even Trumpism.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2020-12-03 10:34 AM | Reply

@#3 ... Psychopathology on Parade. ...

Reading that article in full ... was an eye-opener.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-12-03 10:39 AM | Reply

Dominion Software should be suing the Drumpf campaign to retrieve some of that $150 million he has scammed from his cult, because thanks to Sidney Powell, Dotard, and the rest of these mental midgets, their name is forever smeared. I don't know how a company, that provides goods and services for free and fair elections, comes back from this kind of slander. Sidney Powell needs to be disbarred, sanctioned and institutionalized ASAP, because she is clearly crazy!

#6 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-12-03 03:11 PM | Reply

I know that it is not politically correct to call someone a ------, but could we make an exception in Trump's case?

#7 | Posted by Jaspar at 2020-12-03 10:57 PM | Reply

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