Wisconsin Gov. rips Sidney Powell’s lawsuit filled with factual errors in court filing
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) lambasted former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell in court filings on Wednesday, stating that the attorney filed a suit with factual errors.
The state of Wisconsin has sought $106,000 in legal fees from Powell following a failed lawsuit to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, according to Bloomberg.
Evers in a filing Wednesday asked a federal judge in Milwaukee to throw out Powell’s defense of her lawsuit, according to the news source. Her defense claimed that the swing state had conspired with a voting machine company and foreign hackers to steal the election, according to the outlet.
Powell argued that she did not have to pay legal fees because her lawsuit was a legitimate complaint made against Wisconsin.
However, Evers said that the suit was filled with factual errors, including “expert reports” made by unqualified individuals, Bloomberg reported.
The state maintained that its request for the legal fees was not “a request for a guided tour through the scattershot of supposed evidence that they flung at the wall here, in the vain hope that something would stick, or even leave a mark.”
Bloomberg notes that Evers is also currently seeking $145,000 from former President Trump, who filed a separate lawsuit in an attempt to reverse the results of the election.
President Biden won the swing state along with Michigan and Pennsylvania, key Electoral College votes that led him to victory in 2020.
Shortly after Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, Powell led the Trump campaign’s court challenges to election results.
The conservative lawyer espoused multiple unsubstantiated claims regarding the election results, and ultimately, the Trump campaign cut ties with Powell.
One of the unsubstantiated claims that Powell made was that Dominion Voting Systems rigged the election in Biden’s favor. In January, Dominion filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Powell.
In March, Powell filed a motion to have the Dominion lawsuit dismissed, with her lawyer saying her statements were not meant to be taken as fact.
“Reasonable people would not accept such statements as fact but view them only as claims that await testing by the courts through the adversary process,” an attorney for Powell said in a motion.
“All the allegedly defamatory statements attributed to Defendants were made as part of the normal process of litigating issues of momentous significance and immense public interest,” the attorney added.