Trump ‘Shadow Electors' Drop Lawsuit Filed by Sidney Powell and Lin Wood That Sought to Overturn Michigan Election Results
Added 01-15-21 03:34:07pm EST - “The slate GOP "shadow electors" who tried to cast electoral votes for Trump in Michigan, dropped their lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's election results on Friday.” - Lawandcrime.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Lawandcrime.com: “Trump ‘Shadow Electors’ Drop Lawsuit Filed by Sidney Powell and Lin Wood That Sought to Overturn Michigan Election Results”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
A slate of Republican “shadow electors” who tried to cast electoral votes for Donald Trump in Michigan dropped their lawsuit seeking to overturn the state’s election results on Friday. The voluntary dismissal of the case puts an end to the first of the infamously inept “Kraken” lawsuits filed by right-wing attorneys Sidney Powell and Lin Wood.
The lawsuit—filed against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson—alleged that President-elect Joe Biden only won the popular vote because tens of thousands of ballots were forged. It further claimed that ballot canvassing observers were prevented from being able to meaningfully oversee the counting of votes.
Three of the plaintiffs in the suit—Timothy King, Marian Ellen Sheridan, and John Earl Haggard—were GOP presidential electors who sent alternative electoral votes in favor of Trump to Congress in hopes the state legislature or vice president count them in place of the Democratic electors’ votes. Such a move, if attempted, would have violated state law as well as the U.S. Constitution.
The decision to voluntarily drop the case comes three days after the plaintiffs asked the court for an extension to respond to the defendants’ motion to have the suit dismissed, telling the court that the size and scope of the pleadings required additional time.
Attorneys for the City of Detroit, who intervened in the case, opposed the extension in a scathing two-page court filing Tuesday. The document emphasized that frivolous lawsuits challenging the election contributed to last week’s violent riots at the U.S. Capitol.
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