Sidney Powell and her vaunted “Kraken” election fraud lawsuits have now been summarily dismissed by federal judges in not one, but two different states: Georgia and Michigan. Making matters worse for the bombastic attorney, the dismissals have come in bipartisan fashion, first from an Obama-appointed judge in Michigan and then from a George W. Bush appointee in Georgia. Really not a good outcome or look at all for Powell, who has deployed the most inflammatory rhetoric imaginable around her challenges to the obvious Democrat fraud that took place around the November 3 elections.
Here’s an excerpt from a Detroit Free Press story on the Michigan dismissal:
A Michigan federal judge has ruled against a sweeping legal bid to overturn election results in the state, determining the lawsuit brought by an ally of President Donald Trump was riddled with “theories, conjecture and speculation” but little evidence of wrongdoing.
U.S. District Judge Linda V. Parker ruled against a request from Sidney Powell — an attorney disavowed by the Trump campaign who still champions its causes — to force the state to award its electoral votes to Trump despite President-elect Joe Biden winning the state.
“In fact, 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,” reads a portion of the 36-page opinion.
“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.”
Now, here’s an excerpt from an 11Alive.com story about the Georgia decision:
ATLANTA — UPDATE: Judge Timothy Batten in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has dismissed the lawsuit.
A similar suit in Michigan was also dismissed this morning.
It’s likely Powell will appeal to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, which itself over the weekend dismissed a similar suit brought by the attorney Lin Wood.
The sprawling suit at its core alleges a wide-ranging conspiracy perpetrated by international and domestic actors to use Dominion Voting Systems, the company that makes the voting machines for Georgia and a number of other states, to rig the election for Joe Biden, in large part by switching votes from President Trump to Biden.
Georgia’s hand-count audit of all 5 million of Georgia’s paper votes (both those printed out by the Dominion machines, which were reviewed by voters, and those submitted by mail) confirmed the original machine count, and a machine recount has so far confirmed those two previous counts, making it highly implausible the results were manipulated at any point.
Powell and those who have given testimony for her have instead argued that in Georgia, fraudulent ballots were inserted into the system and the hand-count was conducted in a manner to deliberately overlook them. They have not offered direct material evidence of this, instead at a Georgia Senate hearing last week presenting data analysis and accounts of various individuals who served as poll workers or observers during the election and audit.
Ms. Powell, for whom I continue to have great respect, will no doubt appeal both cases up the chain until she can get one or both heard before the U.S. Supreme Court. But in doing so, she and her cohort Lin Wood would be well-advised to spend less time doing media interviews and staging pep rallies and more time compiling actual proof of their claims. Doing that would be a real service to everyone.
Meanwhile, Business Insider has a story today indicating that Goldman Sachs management may have finally had enough of Bill De Blasio’s and Andrew Cuomo’s high taxes and general bullshit and is preparing to move its asset management operations to Florida.
Here’s an excerpt from that wonderful story:
Goldman Sachs, an icon of New York finance headquartered in a downtown Manhattan skyscraper a short walk from Wall Street, is considering shifting its asset management operations to Florida, according to a new report.
Company executives have looked at possible South Florida office space near Miami, covering areas like Palm Beach County and Fort Lauderdale, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg News.
If the plans pan out, the bank would join other New York-based financial services firms in making similar moves out of the state and to cheaper states and markets as the coronavirus pandemic spurred a wave of remote work.
Goldman Sachs has been speaking with local Florida officials and considering the lower taxes there, per the report. While Bloomberg reported that it is unclear how many people could locate there, staff would include a mix of back-office staff and investment professionals, according to two of the people Bloomberg spoke with.
Hey, anything bad happening to the despicable creeps who run New York is great for the rest of the country.
Just a bit of good news on an otherwise gloomy day.
That is all.
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