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Governor Whitmer on "Big Lie" Lawsuit Victory


August 25, 2021   



Governor Whitmer on "Big Lie" Lawsuit Victory 


LANSING, Mich.-Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement after U.S. District Court Judge Linda Parker issued an opinion granting sanctions against Sidney Powell and other lawyers who sought to undermine the American peoples' faith in democracy and overturn the 2020 presidential election. 


"Today, democracy won. 


After the 2020 election where Americans voted in record numbers, the outgoing president, his allies, and his enablers pushed the Big Lie-that the election was stolen, that our system didn't work, that American democracy was fraudulent. 


While the mob on January 6th physically assaulted our democracy, Sidney Powell and other lawyers continued to do so in our courts. They launched dozens of lawsuitsexploiting the legal system to undermine a free and fair election. The courts rejected all of them. 


Today's ruling sends a clear message: those who seek to overturn an American election and poison the well of American democracy will face consequences."