Conspiracy attorney Sidney Powell withdrew her post-election lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court that aims to overturn the results of the election in Georgia on the eve of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
The lawsuit sought to overturn Georgia’s election results and made baseless claims about election fraud involving Dominion voting machines. The lawsuit even went as far as to accuse dead Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez of being involved in the ‘scheme’ to flip votes from Trump to Biden, according to The Hill.
Powell and the other attorneys on the suit including Georgia Republican Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger, submitted a stipulation of dismissal to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.
It was one of eight GOP post-election cases the Supreme Court declined to expedite consideration of, effectively killing the cases by ensuring they would not be decided before Biden takes office, Forbes reports.
A U.S. district court judge dismissed the case in November, and an appeals court said she did not have standing to try the case in the 11th circuit.
Meanwhile, Powell is now being sued by Dominion Voting Systems for defamation after spreading false allegations about the company. They are seeking $1.3 billion in damages.
“Powell’s wild accusations are demonstrably false … The viral disinformation campaign has irreparably damaged Dominion’s reputation,” the filing reads. “Dominion brings this action to set the record straight, to vindicate the company’s rights under civil law, to recover compensatory and punitive damages, to seek a narrowly tailored injunction, and to stand up for itself and its employees.”