Uphold US election fraud dismissal case
A Denver-based federal appeals court has agreed to drop a lower court case alleging that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from President Donald Trump and rigged. by Dominion Voting Systems, Facebook (now Meta) and others.
Opinions Friday from the 10th U.S. Court of Appeals, first reported by Colorado Politics, found that eight plaintiffs from across the United States did not take a stand to assert that the outcome of the election election “violates the constitutional rights of every registered voter in the United States.”
The lawsuit is based on baseless conspiracy theories spread by Trump and his supporters that the election was stolen in favor of Joe Biden. Among others, it’s Facebook and Denver-based Dominion Voting System, where voting machines remain at the heart of some of the hottest – and continuing – speculation grounds for voter fraud.
U.S. District Court Judge N. Reid Neureiter dismissed the case in April 2021, arguing that the plaintiffs did not show they had been specifically injured as a result of the election and therefore were not eligible to sue. lawsuit.
The Court of Appeals agreed and denied the plaintiffs’ request to make the case a class action on behalf of all registered US voters.
Neureiter in November asked two attorneys who filed the lawsuit to pay more than $180,000 in attorneys’ fees to the defendants – but delayed the order pending an appeal.
Phone messages seeking comment from the attorneys general, Gary D. Fielder and Ernest J. Walker, on Tuesday were not immediately returned.
The penalties include $62,930 due to Dominion and $50,000 to Facebook, which the lawsuit alleges conservative voices censored leading up to the election.
Repeated checks and recounts found no significant fraud in the presidential election. The Trump administration said the election was clean.