In a new piece of news, former President Donald Trump’s attempt to gain access to voting machine data was more successful and widespread than previously thought, according to emails and records obtained by The Washington Post.
Lawyers linked to Trump at least one forensic data firm hired a team of experts to access election systems in three states Georgia, Michigan and Nevada.
According to The Washington, the firm charged each state an upfront retainer fee, one of which amounted to $26,000, for violations of the Dominion and Election System and voting machines created by software. Instructed the team of experts to copy election data from rural counties in Michigan as well as Detroit.
A Trump campaign lawyer reportedly asked the team to go to Nevada and copy data from the Dominion voting system in rural Coffee County, just a day after the Capitol riots on January 6 in southern Georgia.
The Washington Post reported that a summons issued to Atlanta-based SullivanStrikler confirms earlier allegations in February that Georgia’s election system was copied by Michigan State Police from three cities and one county.
Warrants were issued for seizure of voting equipment and election records, a detailed investigation was conducted into alleged voting system violations.
The New York Times reported that Trump was more directly involved in efforts to seize voting machines as he struggled to deal with the loss of the 2020 election.
Voting machine company Dominion sued Rudy Giuliani in January 2021 for spreading baseless claims, among others in Trump’s camp, that the company rigged the election against Trump members of Trump’s team and their allies.
Insisted that the former president should have won some states by huge margins.