The Plot Against Sidney

November 20, 2020 Updated: January 9, 2021


Lee Smith wrote an explosive narrative of the Russia collusion hoax in the number one best-seller “The Plot Against the President” that became a hit documentary film.

Someone should now write “The Plot Against Sidney,” because Trump and General Michael Flynn attorney Sidney Powell is currently in the crosshairs and then some.

And the attacks are coming not just, predictably, from the left, but from people you would think would be her natural allies.

Tucker Carlson, until recently literally king of cable news, called Ms. Powell out for being unresponsive and repeatedly failing to produce evidence of her claims about Dominion and Smartmatic computer systems and software on his Fox show.

Respected conservative columnist Byron York asserted about Thursday’s Giuliani/Powell/Ellis press conference in his daily email:

But Powell did not prove it. She did not even allege with any specificity what she believes actually happened in the election. Powell said the Venezuelan software has the ‘ability to flip votes’ and can set and run an algorithm that probably ran all over the country to take a certain percentage of votes from President Trump and flip them to President [sic] Biden, which we might never have uncovered had the votes for President Trump not been so overwhelming in so many of these states that it broke the algorithm that had been plugged into the system, and that’s what caused them to have to shut down in the states they shut down in.”

Powell has already responded to Carlson early Friday morning on Maria Bartiromo’s Fox Business show:

Maria Bartiromo: How did you respond to Tucker Carlson? Did you get angry with the show because they texted you and asked you to provide evidence of what you’re alleging?

“Sidney Powell: No, I didn’t get angry with the request to provide evidence in fact I sent an affidavit to Tucker that I had not even attached to a pleading yet to help him understand the situation and I offered him another witness who could explain the mathematics of the statistical evidence far better than I can. I’m not really a numbers person. But he was very insulting, demanding and rude and I told him not to contact me again in those terms.”

I’m not going to speculate on what’s motivating Tucker and Byron. They are friends and they have their reasons. Apparently, they are not disturbed by such things as “weighted-voting algorithms” or the astonishing fact that Dominion does not even report vote totals, only percentages.

Nor will I wave a finger at them because representatives of Dominion did not show up as promised Friday morning for a fact-finding hearing with a committee of the Pennsylvania House. What did they have to hide?

Well, maybe they do have something to hide.

The biggest issue here is not the presidential election of 2020, gigantic as that may be. It is the integrity of electoral systems world wide.

It is, in a word, democracy.

Are computers subverting it? Have they made democracy obsolete?

If this is true, and she is able to stop it, Sidney Powell may deserve a monument the size of Washington’s.

Sidney, however, is far from the first to raise questions about the trustworthiness of Dominion, Smartmatic, and related voting technology. Unfortunately, though, for those who solely speak English, much of it was en español.

Due to the crucial roles of Venezuela and Cuba, with their active—and in Cuba’s case particularly successful—intelligence agencies, plus the dubious elections of Chavez and Maduro, it’s not surprising that the first fire alarms, way back in 2013, about these systems being used for nefarious purposes came from Spain.

Here for the Spanish-speakers among us is a two-part interview with former Venezuelan judge Ana Mercedes Diaz (second part here) in which she details the alleged Smartmatic fraud in the Hugo Chavez election.

For the record, Ms. Mercedes Diaz was once part of the National Electoral Council of Venezuela and now lives in Florida. These former Venezuelan officials have been some of the primary sources for Sidney Powell’s allegations.

Are they merely angry ex-pats? You can decide, but a good Bolivian friend of mine described to me starving people he saw inside parts of Venezuela on a recent business visit as resembling images he has seen of the Holocaust.

A lot of people are looking the other way on that just as they are on the contents of Dominion computers.

Do I know for sure that these machines are corrupt or agents of corruption? No. But we absolutely need to find out. They should be confiscated, taken apart and subject to a thorough forensic examination from all angles, as should the software.

This examination should be conducted completely in public view.

As for Sidney Powell, I have never met her and cannot vouch for her accuracy or honesty personally—though this man can. And that man, John Zmirak, reminds us Ms. Powell has made herself vulnerable to some powerful forces at home and abroad by investigating this matter. She should take care of herself and we of her.

But—right, wrong, or partly right—I do know she is doing us a public service by calling our attention to something of titanic importance.

Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, co-founder of PJMedia, and now, editor-at-large for The Epoch Times. His most recent books are The GOAT” (fiction) and I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasnt Already” (nonfiction). Find him on Parler @rogerlsimon. 

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