Lin Wood, Sidney Powell Call on Trump to Impound Voting Machines

Attorneys L. Lin Wood and Sidney Powell have called on President Donald Trump to impound voting machines used in the 2020 presidential election. Wood is one of the president's supporters who's been arguing the election suffered from large scale fraud.

"On behalf of We The People, I urge @realDonaldTrump to exercise his executive power to direct US Marshals to impound voting machines used in 11/3 election," Wood tweeted on Thursday.

"We The People only ask to receive what we deserve: the knowledge that our cherished right to vote was not stolen from us."

Wood brought a lawsuit against the state of Georgia challenging the election results there and attempting to prevent their certification. The case was dismissed.

He retweeted another Twitter user on Thursday arguing that Trump had the power to order U.S. Marshalls to impound voting machines and that person had in turn retweeted Powell.

"Impound the machines for immediate forensic inspections. If there was no fraud, the #Left should welcome it! People who have nothing to hid, hide nothing," Powell tweeted on Thursday.

She was retweeting Trump's claim that the election was rigged in Wisconsin and also tagged the president. Other Twitter users also began tweeting the idea at Trump.

On behalf of We The People, I urge @realDonaldTrump to exercise his executive power to direct US Marshals to impound voting machines used in 11/3 election.

We The People only ask to receive what we deserve: the knowledge that our cherished right to vote was not stolen from us. https://t.co/uBGS9OGuOh

— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) December 18, 2020

Wood and Powell have become major figures in the "stop the steal" movement, which claims that the election was stolen from Trump through voter fraud and the use of Dominion Voting Systems machines that switched votes to President-elect Joe Biden. There is no evidence of this.

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Powell and Wood access to some Georgia voting machines on December 4. Judge Andrew Brasher, a Trump appointee, dismissed the case because he found the court did not have jurisdiction.

A similar attempt to gain access to voting machines by a group in Michigan was denied by federal District Judge Linda Parker on December 7. The same judge also dismissed one of Powell's "Kraken" lawsuits.

Parker called a request to reverse Michigan's certification of results and impound voting machines "relief that is stunning in its scope and breathtaking in its reach."

"This case represents well the phrase: 'This ship has sailed,'" she said.

It's not clear if Trump has the power to impound voting machines through the U.S. Marshals but his path back to the White House is now effectively closed off. The Electoral College affirmed Biden's win on December 14 and Congress will meet to ratify the results on January 6, 2021. Though a small number of Republicans have indicated they might object, it's highly unlikely this would change the outcome.

President Donald Trump in the Oval Office
US President Donald Trump looks on during a ceremony presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to wrestler Dan Gable in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on December 7, 2020. Pro-Trump attorney L. Lin Wood has called on him to impound voting machines. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images