Judge sanctions lawyers for bringing 2020 election conspiracy lawsuit

August 5, 2021 ☼ election-2020consequencesshenaniganslies

Source: POLITICO - Link

Neureiter said that although the lawsuit did not aim to challenge or reverse the election results, “the effect of the allegations and relief sought would be to sow doubt over the legitimacy of the Biden presidency and the mechanisms of American democracy (the actual systems of voting) in numerous states.” The magistrate judge said that the filing was in bad faith, and that “no reasonable attorney” would have believed the plaintiffs had standing to bring the suit.

“Albeit disorganized and fantastical, the Complaint’s allegations are extraordinarily serious and, if accepted as true by large numbers of people, are the stuff of which violent insurrections are made,” Neureiter added in the 68-page opinion.

The lawyers and those who paid them to spout lies should all go to jail.