Sidney Powell drops “Kraken” lawsuit

by Peter Heck · Jan 20th, 2021 11:43 am

Last Updated Jan 20th, 2021 at 10:53 pm

After having teased it as a lawsuit of "biblical proportions," attorney Sidney Powell has officially dropped the lawsuit that she claimed would prove a vast conspiracy to rig Georgia's presidential election for Democrat Joe Biden.

The lawsuit was often dubbed by Powell and other Trump-supporters as the "Kraken," a reference to the terrifying, mythological sea monster.

On Tuesday, Powell agreed with the defendants to have the case dismissed.

The dismissal was seen as vindication for at least two of the defendants, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Both men had faced a barrage of insults and accusations that they were complicit in the stolen election and that Powell's "Kraken" would expose them.

The lawsuit, which alleged that the same Dominion Voting Systems that had supposedly been used by former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to rig his own elections were used by state Republican officials to rig Georgia's presidential election for Joe Biden, had already been dismissed by a federal district court. Powell had tried to bypass the 11th Circuit with an appeal directly to the Supreme Court, but that effort also failed.

Despite a hand audit of ballots confirming the original election results, Powell had sought to have a judge invalidate the millions of cast absentee ballots and declare Trump the official winner of the state. District court judge Timothy C. Batten, a George W. Bush appointee, declared that request "the most extraordinary relief ever sought in a court in an election."


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