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While Trump shouts "election fraud", his lawyers appear in court

While Trump shouts “election fraud”, his lawyers appear in court

While former President Donald Trump insists there is no Joe Biden but won the last election, his lawyers are in trouble. Not only are 64 lawsuits lost, but Trump’s lawyers are here and there in court themselves.

Day after day, former President Donald Trump criticizes the “massive electoral fraud” that has cost the White House and predicts that a recount will prove that it was not Joe Biden, but the rightful winner. But for now, his lawyers are in trouble because they have filed dozens of lawsuits without any evidence to invalidate the finding.

After Trump’s defeat last November, lawyers promoting Trump filed 65 lawsuits in a bid to reverse the electoral victory of Democratic challenger Joe Biden. They haven’t worked much: Except for one case, the Trump camp lost all those lawsuits and now some of those lawyers are being tried themselves.

Two pro-Trump attorneys Sydney Powell and Lynne Wood and seven other attorneys were forced to respond before a Michigan judge last week over their lawsuit in which they asked the judge to invalidate the election fraud finding. In three other crucial states where Trump lost, Wisconsin, Arizona and Georgia have tried the same thing, with little success.

destructive judgment

In Michigan, Judge Linda Parker dismissed their demand for the creditor’s ruling that their case was not based on any evidence, but only on speculation. The city of Detroit, where the Trump camp has alleged widespread fraud, is now demanding that the petitioners be ordered to pay legal costs.

But the judge, in this case, again, Linda Parker, can also impose a harsher sentence if she concludes that Trump’s lawyers acted in bad faith and knew their case was unfounded. In the worst case, they may lose their license to practice law.

Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani was recently banned from law practice in New York for making “false and misleading” claims to a judge about Trump’s election defeat.

Fantasyful

Things are also looking bleak for Sidney Powell, Lynne Wood and the like. Judge Parker described the evidence they presented as “extremely fictitious”. According to her, these were mainly based on used rumors. “How did you manage to present this as an affidavit to the court?” she asked.

Dominion, the maker of voting computers, which says it was set up to convert Trump votes into votes for Biden, also filed a lawsuit against Powell Wood. The company is claiming more than one billion euros in damages, but Powell has defended itself with the bizarre argument that its allegations fall under free speech. According to her, it was not “factual data”, but just an opinion “of course no one will believe it.” But that reasoning could lead to her unraveling in the Michigan case before Judge Parker.

In Colorado, two lawyers are facing a court seeking $135 billion from Dominion at the end of last year, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan and a number of election officials for their participation in electoral fraud. This claim was immediately rejected.

in bad faith

The two, Gary Felder and Ernest Walker, were questioned last week by a judge who now has to decide whether they acted in bad faith. Judge Reed Neuter asked them if they had allowed themselves to use Trump’s “propaganda tool”. “Has it ever occurred to you that maybe you were just talking about all those things the president was lying about?” he asked.

Finally, there is also an investigation in Georgia against Trump himself over the phone call in which he pressured Brad Ravensberger, the state’s highest-ranking electoral official, to “find” 11,780 votes for him, more than Biden’s. . Ravensberger has not commented on this, but the judiciary is now investigating whether Trump committed incitement to electoral fraud.

Trump’s criminal charges remain in doubt, but the lawsuits against his attorney serve him poorly: they undermine his campaign to force a recount.

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