For weeks now, President Trump has been holding onto hope that either his lawyers, or the lawyers working in his interests, would be able to conjure enough evidence of voting improprieties to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Thus far, Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Lin Wood, and Sidney Powell have been able to drum up a great deal of suspicion about the election among the MAGA faithful, but have been unable to get anything to stick in court.
This week hasn’t been going any differently.
Attorney Sidney Powell suffered losses in two states Monday morning, with judges in both Michigan and Georgia ruling against her clients in lawsuits challenging the election results in those states.
Both cases alleged widespread voter fraud and errors having to do with absentee ballots and vote counting. In the Michigan case, U.S. District Court Judge Linda Parker said that because the election has taken place and its results have been certified, it is too late to grant an injunction.
“The time has passed to provide most of the relief Plaintiffs request in their Amended Complaint; the remaining relief is beyond the power of any court. For those reasons, this matter is moot,” the judge wrote.
Parker went further:
“[T]his lawsuit seems to be less about achieving the relief Plaintiffs seek—as much of that relief is beyond the power of this Court— and more about the impact of their allegations on People’s faith in the democratic process and their trust in our government,” Parker said.
The path for President Trump to remain in the White House is growing slimmer by the minute, and with Rudy Giuliani now sidelined with COVID-19, there is a real sense of desperation creeping in.
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