'Kraken' up? Sidney Powell's New 'Emergency Filings' With SCOTUS 'Prove Massive Voter Fraud' in 3 States

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To paraphrase a famous 1980 debate line from challenger Ronald Reagan to Democrat President Jimmy Carter, there she goes again. If the proverbial “fat lady” sang on Friday after the Supreme Court refused to hear a case filed by Texas — and joined by 18 other states — against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin, either attorney Sidney Powell didn’t hear her singing — or just flat out ignored her.

Powell on Friday night announced “emergency filings” in the Supreme Court against Georgia and Michigan, and later, Arizona. “Pay attention!”, she tweeted.

“Pay attention! We made emergency filings in #SupremeCourt tonight for #Georgia & #Michigan. Will be filing #Arizona #Wisconsin shortly. These cases raise constitutional issues & prove massive #fraud. Our plaintiffs have #standing #WeThePeople will not allow #rigged elections.”

Attention paid, Sidney — what “biblical” wisdom do you have for us, now?

Three-and-a-half hours later, Powell tweeted “Arizona case just filed!”

As reported by Law & Crime (one of Dan Abrams’s not-exactly-pro-Trump sites) on Friday night, one of the arguments Powell made in her “last-ditch effort” was that U.S. citizens are “not actually entitled to vote for president.” L&C said Powell’s latest suit is a version of Texas AG Ken Paxton’s argument that the right to elect presidents rests solely with state legislatures, and that, that right was usurped by various officials and bodies in Georgia.

Excerpts from Powell’s filing:

While the U.S. Constitution itself accords no right to vote for presidential electors, “[w]hen the state legislature vests the right to vote for president in its people, the right to vote as the legislature has prescribed is fundamental; and one source of its fundamental nature lies in the equal weight accorded to each vote and the equal dignity owed to each voter.” Bush v. Gore.

The evidence shows not only that respondents failed to administer the November 3, 2020 election in compliance with the manner prescribed by the Georgia legislature in the Georgia Election Code, but that [Georgia officials] through their policies, practices and procedures departed from the Georgia Election Code and thereby left the door wide open for schemes and artifices to fraudulently and illegally manipulate the vote count to make certain the election of Biden as president of the United States.

This conduct violated the rights of petitioners as presidential electors to a constitutional election under the Elections and Electors, Equal Protection, and Due Process clauses.

As noted by L&C, Powell’s filing was “styled as an ’emergency writ of injunction’ that aims to force various Georgia officials ‘to de-certify the results of the November 3, 2020, general election and to enjoin them from taking any further action to perfect the certification of the results of the 2020 General Election or permit Georgia’s presidential electors to cast their votes for [Joe] Biden in the Electoral College.’”

The chances of the Supreme Court buying Powell’s latest argument are equal to those of a proverbial snowball — “Kraken” and “biblical” notwithstanding.

There’s more.

With all eyes on the Texas v. Pennsylvania, et al., attorney Lin Wood’s Thursday tweet announcing that his lawsuit alleging Georgia voter fraud case had been docketed by SCOTUS was lost in the shuffle.

As millions of Trump supporters painfully learned on Friday, “docketed” by the Supreme Court merely means that a case has been added to the SCOTUS calendar, usually by a court clerk; after which, SCOTUS can either decide to hear the case, — or not — with the latter being the case with the Texas v. Pennsylvania, et al. lawsuit.

Wood explained in a second tweet why he filed his lawsuit “on his own.”

“I filed this lawsuit on my own since time was of the essence. GA election was unlawful. It diluted our in-person votes & violated equal protection.

“I do not know if my case will be successful. But the cherished right to vote belongs to each individual member of We The People.”

Wood is right about at least one thing: time is of the essence. The Electoral College will meet on Monday. By Monday evening, Joe Biden will likely be president-elect of the United States. More on that surrealistic notion in “Final Thoughts” at the end.

So Sidney Powell and Lin Wood.

Much to the disappointment of millions of Trump supporters, the claims of “biblical” cases and “proof” of “massive election fraud” have not materialized. That is to say, they have not produced the desired results in the courts. The reasons can be debated but the facts remain the same.

Powell may have “released the Kraken,” but that Kraken never got off the ground — or would that be “out of the sea”? As for Wood, even Donald Trump earlier this month reportedly told him to “knock it off” in reference to calls by both him and Powell to boycott the Senate runoffs in Georgia on January 5 because “it’s not worth voting because the Chinese Communist Party rigged the voting machines.”

In short — and I’m sure I’ll be skewered by some, for this — Sidney Powell and Lin Wood have proved to be, as they say in Texas, all hat and no cattle. To believe that they will finally come riding in on their white steeds in the eleventh hour would amount to little more than a fool’s game.

Final thoughts — with a few thoughts borrowed from my RedState colleague, streiff.

As loath as the notion might be, it’s time to accept reality.

The Texas case was the last real chance to prevent Biden from winning the presidency. The Electoral College meets on Monday; by Monday evening, the vacuous, soon-to-be-78-year-old, mentally-diminished Joe Biden is all but certain to be the president-elect of the United States. As surrealistic as that sounds.

That said, I do not accept the premise that this was an honest election and as a result, I will not accept a Biden presidency as legitimate. Not that Biden, or anyone else for that matter, cares. The point being, nothing I write over the next four years will suggest that I do. Besides, God knows we have more justification than did the Democrats in their four years of lying about the “illegitimacy” of Donald Trump’s presidency.

Big Tech manipulating the dissemination of news; suppression of pro-Trump and anti-Democrat (Biden)news, promotion of anti-Trump and pro-Democrat (Biden) news.

The TDS-riddled liberal media sock puppets incessantly trashing Trump, 24×7, and eagerly shilling for the Democrats for four years.

State Democrat legislatures, governors, and activist state Supreme Courts rewriting election laws in a concerted effort to deny Trump re-election.

And the TDS-riddled Democrat Party — spearheaded by the despicable efforts of Nancy Pelosi and her refusal to compromise with Trump on anything, out of fear of him receiving credit — all the while promoting ridiculous lies and hoaxes, and conducting a pathetic impeachment trial charade.

Keep the faith, folks. Yeah, it sucks. Bigly. But it is not the end of the world as we know it — despite the Left doing its damnedest to make it so.