Supreme Court Rejects Sidney Powell’s Lawsuits Challenging Election Results in Wisconsin, Arizona
The Supreme Court didn’t offer any comment on dismissing the lawsuits on Monday. One lawsuit was filed in Wisconsin and the other in Arizona.
“The petitions for writs of mandamus are denied,” the court said.
“A submission directly to this Court seeking an extraordinary writ of mandamus is unusual, but it has its foundation. While such relief is rare, this Court will grant it ‘where a question of public importance is involved, or where the question is of such a nature that it is peculiarly appropriate that such action by this Court should be taken,’” one of Powell’s mandamus petitions said.
The Epoch Times has reached out to Powell for comment. Powell did not appear to have posted a comment about Supreme Court’s decision on her Telegram page on Monday.
A day before President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, Powell withdrew another lawsuit in the Supreme Court challenging Georgia’s election results.
And several weeks ago, Powell announced she launched a super PAC dedicated to freedom of speech, Constitutional rights, and “the sacred right of free and fair elections.”
Powell in late January said she created the Restore the Republic Super PAC, which is an independent expenditure-only political action committee that may receive unlimited contributions and may engage in unlimited political spending on initiatives, provided it does not coordinate directly with campaigns or candidates.
“The American people deserve a voice that exposes and rejects the self-interest of political parties, the control of tech giants, and the lies of the fake news,” she said.
Meanwhile, after the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, Twitter suspended the accounts belonging to a number of conservatives, including Powell. Powell, in a statement to The Epoch Times at the time, said there “was no warning at all” about her Twitter account being deleted, adding that “it is stunning.”
“Twitter’s actions and those of banks who shut down accounts of people who went to DC are fascism in its purest form … It is a communist coup that has been long and well-planned,” she said in an email in January.
Powell, who successfully defended retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, was introduced by the Trump legal team in November, although the team later distanced themselves from her and said she wasn’t working on their behalf.
Separately, Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against Powell as well as similar lawsuits against Rudy Giuliani and Mike Lindell. Powell’s lawyer, Lin Wood, implied in statements last month that she did nothing wrong. “Sidney and I will not be intimidated,” Wood said, adding that he and Powell “will not go quietly into the night.”
Tom Ozimek contributed to this report.