Michigan governor, AG, SOS search disbarment of attorneys accused of pushing election fraud claims

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Michigan governor, AG, SOS seek disbarment of attorneys accused of pushing election fraud claims

LANSING, me. – Michigan’s top three elected officials are calling for the banning of four lawyers who they say have misrepresented widespread electoral fraud in trials in multiple judges and courts, including the country’s highest judicial authority, the US Supreme Court .

The lawsuit, King v. Whitmer, has been filed in the US Supreme Court and is considered frivolous by the three.

The Michigan Attorney General’s Office Dana Nessel filed sanctions petitions in federal court Thursday against the same four attorneys, Michigan attorneys Greg Rohl, Scott Hagerstrom and Stefanie Junttila, and Texas attorney Sidney Powell.

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On Monday, Nessel, along with Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, all three licensed attorneys, filed complaints with the Michigan State Attorney Grievance Commission and the State Bar of Texas, demanding that the attorneys be expelled and lose their privilege in those States to act as a lawyer.

“These lawyers filed a complaint based on falsehoods, used their statutory license to disenfranchise Michigan voters and undermine public confidence in the legitimacy of the recent presidential election, and bestowed on the falsehoods that led to violence and riot , Credibility. ” Said nettle. “In doing so, they have violated their oath and the ethical rules to which they are bound, abused the judicial system and endangered the administration of justice – an important foundation of our civil society and the bulwark of our democratic institutions. Anything other than a lockdown would be an injustice for the American people. “

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“The 2020 general election was the safest in our country’s history and these lawyers abused their authority by filing unsubstantiated, frivolous lawsuits to undermine public confidence in the election,” said Benson. “You must be held accountable for this unprecedented attack on our democracy and prevented from repeating this damage in the future.”

According to Whitmer, Nessel and Benson’s court records were in King v. Whitmer, who tried to overturn President Joe Biden’s election victory in Michigan, were legally frivolous and backed by false evidence.

“The court quickly denied the plaintiffs any relief for a number of reasons. Similar lawsuits have been filed in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Arizona, and all have failed. Attorneys Powell and Junttila went so far as to outrageously misrepresent facts in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court, claiming that Michigan law approved competing lists of Republican and Democratic voters when in reality the legislature leaders stood by the elected voters by Michigan’s voters, ”read a statement from Nessel’s office.

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