The city of Detroit has responded to Sidney Powell’s longshot lawsuit trying to overturn the results of Michigan’s presidential election. The city argued that Powell’s case attempting to “de-certify” Michigan’s election results is without merit.
“A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies. Few lawsuits breathe more lies than this one,” writes David Fink, an attorney representing the city against the suit.
Powell, previously a lawyer for the President Donald Trump campaign, has filed a 75-page lawsuit after vowing to “release the Kraken,” which is littered with spelling errors, erroneous claims and lengthy arguments hinged on baseless conspiracy theories. It incorrectly argues that President-elect Joe Biden only won in Michigan because of widespread fraud in the vote tabulating process that occurred “at the direction of Michigan state election officials.”
The city argues Powell’s case is “nothing less than a court-ordered coup d’état.”
The Michigan Board of State Canvassers on Nov. 23 certified President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the Nov. 3 election. Biden won Michigan by more than 150,000 votes. The results are in the National Archives.
Powell, a proponent of the QAnon conspiracy theory, is a former assistant United States attorney in the Western District of Texas.