Sidney Powell withdraws ‘kraken’ lawsuit in Georgia
Sidney Powell, one of the most vocal proponents of unsubstantiated theories that Georgia’s presidential election was rife with fraud, withdrew her lawsuit to overturn the results there.
The conservative attorney, who was once a member of President Trump’s legal team, first filed the lawsuit in November accusing Dominion Voting Systems, the company that provided Georgia’s new election equipment, altered the results of the presidential election, handing President-elect Joe Biden the Peach State.
The lawsuit was based on evidence-challenged claims of fraud and even went so far as to say that the late Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chávez — who’s been dead for years — could have played a role in throwing Georgia for Biden.
However, the case was dismissed by a U.S. district judge in November, and an appeals court said she did not have standing to try the case in the 11th Circuit. She quietly withdrew the suit Tuesday.
Powell herself is facing a lawsuit from Dominion over her claims, saying her viral allegations against the company cost it business. It is seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages.
Trump’s allies have filed dozens of lawsuits in Georgia looking to overturn his defeat there even though Biden’s victory has been verified on several different occasions.