Judge Rules On Sidney Powell’s Dominion Countersuit

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The Kraken has been smacked down by US  District Judge Carl Nichols, who ruled on Sidney Powell’s Dominion Countersuit, leaving the Democrats and their media branch partners in joy at the idea of moving closer to federalizing and controlling US Elections – once and for all.

While Powell’s case and others against Dominion have been thrown out, Domino’s cases against lawyers and media have moved forward.

Dominion Voting Systems, which has untold power and wealth, has launched a brazen legal campaign to destroy anyone who questions their business practices overseeing US elections; according to their website, “Lies and misinformation have severely damaged our company and diminished the credibility of U.S. elections, subjecting hardworking public officials and Dominion employees to harassment and death threats.  Dominion is taking steps to right these wrongs through our judicial system.”

Dominion, according to their legal documents, is suing Fox News, Newsmax Media, One American News, Patrick Bryne, Mike Lindell, Rudy Guilini, Sidney Powell, and related parties,

According to Dominion’s complaint against Powell, “this defamation action arises from statements made by Sidney Powell, who— acting in concert with allies and media outlets determined to promote a false preconceived narrative about the 2020 election—caused unprecedented harm. During a Washington, D.C. press conference, a Georgia political rally, and a media blitz, Powell falsely claimed that Dominion had rigged the election, that Dominion was created in Venezuela to rig elections for Hugo Chávez, and that Dominion bribed Georgia officials for a no-bid contract.

Powell’s wild accusations are demonstrably false. Far from being created in Venezuela to rig elections for a now-deceased Venezuelan dictator, Dominion was founded in Toronto for the purpose of creating a fully auditable paper-based vote system that would empower people with disabilities to vote independently on verifiable paper ballots.

As it grew, Dominion developed technology to solve many of the technical and voter intent issues that came to light as a result of the 2000 Presidential Election. Its systems are certified under standards promulgated by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (“EAC”), reviewed and tested by independent testing laboratories accredited by the EAC, and were designed to be auditable and include a paper ballot backup to verify results.1 Since its founding, Dominion has been chosen by thousands of election officials throughout the United States to provide the technology to effectively administer transparent and fully auditable elections.

Because of these safeguards, there are mountains of direct evidence that conclusively disprove Powell’s vote manipulation claims against Dominion—namely, the millions of paper ballots that were audited and recounted by bipartisan officials and volunteers in Georgia and other swing states, which confirmed that Dominion accurately counted votes on paper ballots.

When respected Georgia Republicans disproved Powell’s false accusations by announcing that Georgia’s paper ballot recount had verified the accuracy of Dominion’s vote counts, Powell sought to discredit them by falsely accusing Dominion of paying kickbacks to them and their families in return for a no-bid contract. The only “evidence” Powell ever put forward to support that false accusation was a doctored certificate from the Georgia Secretary of State.

Powell has insinuated that the fact that the certificate is undated is suspicious. In reality, the authentic
the certificate is dated and is publicly available on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website, along with
public records showing there was a competitive bid process for the Georgia contract and that
Dominion competed against Smartmatic and Election Systems & Software (“ES&S”).”

After being sued by Dominion for defamation, attorney Sydney Powell filed a countersuit against the voting machine company, which has now been thrown out, while Dominion’s complaint against her moves ahead.

We Love Trump reported on the unfolding situation:

“On Wednesday, Trump appointed- US District Court Judge Carl Nichols moved to dismiss Powell’s lawsuit and stated that “Powell’s complaint fails to link her abuse-of-process claim to any act that Dominion has taken”.

Currently, Powell is being sued for over $1 billion dollars for her remarks regarding the voting machines.

CEO of MyPillow Mike Lindell has also had his countersuit against Dominion dismissed by a US Judge.”

The Hill reported more details about the story:

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday agreed to dismiss a lawsuit that pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell filed against Dominion Voting Systems as the voting machine company pursues a $1.3 billion defamation claim against her.

In a three-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols granted Dominion’s request to toss the case after finding Powell failed to show that Dominion’s defamation suit against her constituted an abuse of justice.

“Powell’s complaint fails to link her abuse-of-process claim to any act that Dominion has taken other than filing and pursuing its lawsuit,” wrote Nichols, who was appointed to the federal district court in D.C. by former President Trump. “She has thus failed to state a claim for abuse of process.”

The ruling Wednesday comes after Nichols tossed a similar countersuit brought by MyPillow and its CEO, Mike Lindell, against Dominion and voting machine supplier Smartmatic. Last year, Nichols also rejected requests by Powell, Lindell and Rudolph Giuliani to dismiss the defamation suits against them.

Law and Crime had more details on the story:

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday rejected Sidney Powell’s counterclaim against Dominion Voting Systems. The “Kraken” lawyer had asserted the voting machine company’s litigation to “punish” her for her 2020 election claims amounted to “abuse of process.”

U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols made short work of Powell’s counterclaim in a three-page order. In doing so, the judge cited his similar prior dismissal of the MyPillow defendants’ counterclaim against Dominion.

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