(FreedomBeacon.com)- Lawyer Sidney Powell lost her attempt to challenge the presidential election results in Michigan. It marks the second state in less than a week that has ruled against her challenges.
Powell, an attorney, filed a lawsuit that was seeking to force the state of Michigan to award their electoral votes to President Donald Trump, instead of Democrat Joe Biden. Linda Parker, a U.S. District Judge, ruled against her this week.
In this case, Powell and her team alleged a series of election misconduct and fraud that resulted in Biden having more votes in the end than the president. They alleged general voter fraud as well as voting software created by Dominion Voting Systems that changed votes from Trump to Biden.
Parker did not agree with Powell’s assessment, though. In her opinion, she critiquing Powell and the case, writing:
“This 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.
“Plaintiffs ask this Court to ignore the orderly statutory scheme established to challenge elections and to ignore the will of millions of voters. This the Court cannot, and will not, do. The people have spoken.”
Democrats applauded the decision. An attorney who was representing the city of Detroit in the case, David Fink, said:
“It’s a good day for democracy, not such a good day for frivolous Republican lawsuits.
“Once again, a challenge to our vote count based upon groundless conspiracy theories has been rejected in court. Every judge who has reviewed these claims brought by Donald Trump and his allies has found them for what they are — frivolous lawsuits intended to undermine faith in our democracy. It’s time for the purveyors of these dangerous lies to be sanctioned by the courts.”
Late last week, a similar lawsuit filed by Powell and Lin Wood in Georgia was shot down as well. The pair were attempting to gain access to Dominion voting machines in that state that they said changed votes from Trump to Biden.
But a federal judge in that case, who was appointed by Trump nonetheless, didn’t agree. Now, these cases are up in the air as the deadline to certify votes and have the Electoral College cast the final votes looms on the horizon.
Powell’s team said they aren’t sure what their path going forward would be. Gregory Rohl, an attorney from Michigan who’s working with Powell, said he would need to meet with the team before deciding whether they’d appeal this decision or not.
In a Monday morning email, he wrote:
“Again, I believe that our projected path to resolution of this issue for Michigan and national voters always contemplated ultimate review by (the U.S. Supreme Court).
“Since so many successful inroads have been made through the various filings on this voter fraud issue across the country, I need to meet with my team and decide whether our case needs to move forward on appeal. I’m prepared to do so and believe all voters deserve our continued commitment to the integrity of our Democratic Process.”