A Michigan lawsuit seeking to overturn the state’s election results led by former Trump advisor Sidney Powell was dismissed in federal court Monday, as the judge denounced her conspiracy theories based around Dominion voting machines as “nothing but speculation and conjecture,” marking the first of Powell’s battleground state lawsuits to fail in court and the latest in a string of losses in the GOP’s post-election cases challenging President-elect Joe Biden’s win.
Powell’s case also failed on a number of other grounds, including being brought too late, with Parker writing the case “represents well the phrase: ‘this ship has sailed.’” “Plaintiffs ask this Court to ignore the orderly statutory scheme established to challenge elections and to ignore the will of millions of voters,” Parker wrote. “This, the Court cannot, and will not, do. The People have spoken.”
New: A judge dismissed Sidney Powell’s lawsuit in Michigan overnight, saying “this case represents well the phrase ‘the ship has sailed.'” pic.twitter.com/09sfLmRkZb
— Jan Wolfe (@JanNWolfe) December 7, 2020
ALERT: Federal judge rejects Sidney Powell’s Michigan election lawsuit, saying it is based on an “amalgamation of theories, conjecture, and speculation” pic.twitter.com/ZUze1wNDr2
— Jonathan Oosting (@jonathanoosting) December 7, 2020
NEWS THIS MORNING: A judge has blocked a last-minute effort by some Republicans to overturn Michigan’s election.
“The People have spoken,” Judge Linda Parker wrote denying one of the Sidney Powell suits. https://t.co/ocRhrfEQcI
— Craig Mauger (@CraigDMauger) December 7, 2020