Sidney Powell Seeks to Toss Out Dominion Voting Defamation Suit


She denied the reality he lost the election and falsely argued election-technology companies like Dominion and Smartmatic, which also sued Powell, falsified votes.

Powell, 65, was sued by Dominion Voting Systems in January for her assertions that the election was stolen from Trump, via rigged ballot machinery provided by the company.

In her motion to dismiss, Powell argued that her earlier claims that Dominion was involved in widespread voter fraud during the 2020 U.S. presidential election were so outrageous that "reasonable people would not accept such statements as fact".

As reported by Axios, Powell had apparently moved to dismiss the defamation suit, arguing that Dominion conducted a "well-orchestrated public relations campaign to save their business" and that allegations against her are "sparse".

"It would make no sense, and serve no public goal, to give immunity for statements made during the course of litigation - which are themselves public - but burden lawyers with the threat of billion-dollar defamation verdicts when the same allegations are made at press conferences and news releases announcing and discussing the case", her memo states. Her lawsuits, filled with spelling mistakes and weird claims, all failed in court. She was, the filing argues, simply stating her own "opinion", leaving the public to reach "their own conclusions" about what happened.

"Notably, one of the focal points of the Complaint is the press conference held by Sidney Powell and others on November 19, 2020 at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C.", the attorneys wrote.

And despite the filing describing Ms Powell's statements as unacceptable to reasonable people, it said she herself still believes her claims.

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Her team insisted in their 54-page motion that the claims were protected under the First Amendment.

Back in December, over 4,000 lawyers signed an open letter calling on "disciplinary authorities" to investigate Powell's wild claims and behavior in relation to the 2020 election.

Powell doubled down on her conspiracy theories more than a month after the election results were settled.

The new filing does not address numerous points in Dominion's original lawsuit, including that Powell submitted modified documentation about the company's certificate to provide election technology in Georgia.

Powell nicknamed her lawsuits the "Kraken", after the mythical, octopus-like creature depicted in the Hollywood blockbuster Clash of the Titans.