Michigan’s Democratic attorney general has announced she might seek retribution against election attorneys, including high-profile former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell, for filing lawsuits to challenge the state’s election results.

The Detroit News reported that Attorney General Dana Nessel, a critic of President Donald Trump prior to the election, vowed on Tuesday to sanction election challengers by filing complaints with the state’s attorney grievance commission and to pursue court costs for election lawsuits.

“On Nov. 25, … six Michigan Republicans, represented in part by conservative attorney Sidney Powell, filed their lawsuit asking for ‘emergency relief,’ including a court order requiring Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to sign off on certified election results that state ‘President Donald Trump is the winner of the election,’” The Detroit News reported.

Nessel reportedly said that action and other lawsuits included “intentional misrepresentations” of facts.

“No final decisions have been made, but the Attorney General’s office will consider seeking sanctions when appropriate, including in cases where arguments made by plaintiffs’ attorneys were clearly unsupported by facts,” said a statement from Nessel’s office, which was obtained by WXYZ-TV.

“Professional litigators should know better than to waste the court’s time with baseless arguments designed to mislead the public, and we will consider filing grievances against those who violated the rules of professional conduct all attorneys swear to abide by.”

Robert Davis, a Wayne County voter, said he would like to take action against attorneys who challenged the results a step further.

“It is unfathomable that licensed attorneys would deliberately file false and misleading affidavits and pleadings with the Court in an effort to disenfranchise millions of Michigan residents,” Davis wrote in a court motion. “Not only should these individuals and their attorneys be assessed financial sanctions, but they also should be barred from practicing in the federal courts in the Eastern District of Michigan.”

Widespread fraud and other election irregularities have been alleged to have occurred in Michigan since the day after the Nov. 3 election.

Source: thefederalistpapers.org

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