Republicans Split as Giuliani, Powell Allege Fraud in Virginia


Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and elections watchdog lawyer Sidney Powell have recently spent most of their energy in states like Georgia and Pennsylvania, but the two lawyers have also alleged serious irregularities in Virginia’s 2020 elections.

“I mean Virginia was called with ten percent of the vote. I think we may actually have won Virginia, but that’s another battle,” Giuliani said as an aside at a meeting last week with some Pennsylvanian Republican legislators.

Yes, #Virginia, You experienced serious #ElectionFraud against multiple conservative candidates,” Powell tweeted. “The #KrakenOnSteroids and team will see you soon,” she wrote.

Powell linked to commentary on the American Thinker citing an apparent late-election-night vote dump combined with a decrease in total vote numbers.

“About 479,337 fraudulent votes were created for Biden,” Nick Chase wrote. “But this fraudulent maneuver had two problems. First, it was hard to believe, a sudden vote swing of 4.5 percent in just eight minutes; and second, those half-million fake Biden votes might show more “votes” cast than there were registered voters to cast them, making the fraud immediately obvious. So the crooks had to lower the overall vote total to bring it more into line with the 2016 and prior presidential elections.”

The lawyers’ concerns match concerns of some Virginia Republicans. “There is evidence of voter fraud here in Virginia and we must investigate or 2021 won’t matter. Tell your representative to join me in supporting an investigation into voter fraud here in Virginia,” 2021 gubernatorial candidate Senator Amanda Chase (R-Chesterfield) said on Facebook.

“Apparently for whatever reason the Trump legal team has distanced themselves from Sidney Powell,” Chase said in a video last week. “But she is still fighting and she is still doing a full-out investigation to help President Trump to make sure that we [evaluate] this potential fraud through the use of computer software. We have whole batches of votes that are dropped in and out of Virginia’s voter rolls.”

Vice Chair of the State Board of Elections (BOE) John O’Bannon (R) agrees that Virginia has voter fraud that needs to be examined, but he doesn’t think the problem is big enough to swing the election. He said that the big increase in Biden votes was caused by adding in absentee voter totals.

“Voter fraud is always an issue. There’s no evidence that voter fraud in Virginia would change any of the outcomes of these elections,” O’Bannon told The Virginia Star two weeks ago.

At the time, Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson had mailed a letter to the BOE asking them to delay certification because of the election irregularities. O’Bannon and the other members of the board unanimously certified Virginia’s election results, according to ABC8.

In a Sunday Forbes article, U.S. Representative Denver Riggleman (R-VA-05) criticized Republicans for their reaction to the election. “The career is more important than the facts, it’s that simple,” he said.

Riggleman was defeated in the Republican primary for reelection, and will be replaced by social conservative Bob Good. Riggleman attracted attention before the election saying that he’d consider voting for Biden.

Trump Virginia Campaign Chairman John Fredericks said, “I believe all allegations of alleged voter fraud in Virginia should be investigated and brought to conclusion.”

“It certainly seemed odd to a lot of people on election night when an update happened and Trump’s votes went down. I’d like somebody to explain how that happened,” Fredericks said.

Fredericks said fraud should still be investigated to prevent problems in closer elections in the future.

He noted that his team hit the goal of two million Trump votes in Virginia. “We thought if we did that we would be very competitive. We hit our number and got blown out. Biden carried the state by nearly 450,000 votes and ten percent,” Fredericks said.

“It’s unfathomable to me that you could have had fraud on a scale that would have changed nearly a half a million votes,” Fredericks said. “It’s dangerous for Republicans in Virginia to blame voter fraud for getting blown out. We have our work to do and if it was an honest vote, the Democrats turned out 2.4 million people. That’s a lot of new voters that we never saw coming.”

He added, “The danger is focusing on fraud where there might not be that much, and not coming to grips with the fact that Virginia is now a solidly blue state based on these potential results.”

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Eric Burk is a reporter at The Virginia Star and the Star News Digital Network.  Email tips to [email protected].








John Fredericks is the publisher and editor-in-chief of The Virginia Star.
He is also a Trump 2020 delegate and the chairman of the Trump Virginia Delegation.

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2 Thoughts to “Republicans Split as Giuliani, Powell Allege Fraud in Virginia”

  1. Tom Cook

    What kind of voting machines are used in Tennessee?

    1. Noxville

      See this list on the State of Tennessee website for a county by county breakdown of voting machines used: