The Washington Post reports:
Key elements of the baseless claim that the 2020 election was stolen from President Donald Trump took shape in an airplane hangar here two years earlier, promoted by a Republican businessman who has sold everything from Tex-Mex food in London to a wellness technology that beams light into the human bloodstream.
At meetings beginning late in 2018, as Republicans were smarting from midterm losses in Texas and across the country, Russell J. Ramsland Jr. and his associates delivered alarming presentations on electronic voting to a procession of conservative lawmakers, activists and donors.
Briefings in the hangar had a clandestine air. Guests were asked to leave their cellphones outside before assembling in a windowless room. A member of Ramsland’s team purporting to be a “white-hat hacker” identified himself only by a code name.
Read the full article. Fascinating deep dive. As you’ll see, Ramsland’s claims eventually found their way into lawsuits filed by Sidney Powell and into the rants of Giuliani and other prominent cultists.
The making of a myth: How an obscure Texas security company helped convince Americans the 2020 election was stolen from Trump https://t.co/fZJ2rI1nLy
— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) May 9, 2021