The pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood proclaimed near the end of a “Stop The Steal” rally in Georgia Wednesday that he had seen the “real” results of the 2020 election.
“He won over 410 electoral votes,” Wood said, referring to President Donald Trump. “He damn near won every state including California!”
That about summed up the day’s proceedings. Wood and co-counsel Sidney Powell — formerly of the President’s campaign, now leading a bustling fundraising-based legal effort to somehow deliver Trump a second term — riled up the crowd with tempting promises that Trump would, indeed, remain President on Jan. 20.
The pair trotted out the same old nonsense they’ve been riding for weeks in light of Joe Biden’s electoral victory: The communists have infiltrated America’s election infrastructure! They’ve bought off Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State!
The effort has never been legally rigorous: Powell and Wood’s filings have included clumsy typos and embarrassing errors; a recent federal suit to overturn the results in Wisconsin, for example, sought video footage from the TCF Center… which is in Detroit, Michigan.
But even now, the movement appears to be growing more aggressive.
Wood and the recently pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, for example, called on the President to declare martial law Tuesday over the supposedly stolen election. Powell has boosted calls for Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act.
On Wednesday, at least one person in attendance carried an actual pitchfork. Wood, rallying the crowd, seethed at outsiders.
“We’re not going to vote on your damn machines made in China,” he said at one point.
“Get out of our country, George Soros!” he yelled separately of the American citizen and Jewish bogeyman for the right.
The pair even turned on Republicans deemed insufficiently fervent in supporting Donald Trump’s inevitable second term. “Lock him up!” Wood said of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R).
"Lock him up!" chants burst out in reference to Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) at Lin Wood and Sidney Powell's alternate reality election fraud conspiracy event. pic.twitter.com/nks8r4FZU2
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Both attorneys on stage agreed that voters should not participate in the upcoming runoff elections for U.S. Senate in Georgia — at least, not on communist-controlled voting machines. That dynamic threatens the Republicans’ chances for both Senate seats.
Powell, emphasizing that attendees shouldn’t vote in the special election without a change in the state’s voting systems, even seemed to come out in opposition to the secret ballot.
“We must have voter ID, and we probably must go back to paper ballots that are signed and have your thumbprint on them,” she said to raucous applause.
Eventually, Wood asked members of the audience if they had any questions for him.
The first woman in line posed a stumper: “Give us some responses to give to family or loved ones who think we’re crazy.”