When she joined Donald Trump’s relentlessly bumbling “elite strike force,” lawyer Sidney Powell was held up as a legal legend who would lend credibility to a campaign that desperately needed it. That image didn’t last long. After promising to “unleash the Kraken” upon incoming president Joe Biden, she…didn’t. Instead she proved kookier than even Rudy Giuliani, to the point that she was kicked off the team entirely, leaving her to pursue her own baseless claims of voter fraud independently. That’s not going well either, as witness a new lawsuit alleging malfeasance in a county that, well, doesn’t exist.
Powell has filed a number of lawsuits in states that were targeted by the Trump team, in the hopes of overturning their final results, even after they’d been certified. They’ve been disasters, riddled with errors, typos, and bizarre formatting hiccups that render them unreadable, on top of ridiculous. But one bit in the lawsuit she filed in Michigan caught the eye of Bridge Michigan journalist Jonathan Oosting.
One of the witnesses in Sidney Powell’s new Michigan lawsuit says in a declaration he thinks there’s something fishy about election returns in Edison County, MI. Thing is, there is no Edison County in Michigan. pic.twitter.com/yZfDWMAFSP
— Jonathan Oosting (@jonathanoosting) November 30, 2020
“One of the witnesses in Sidney Powell’s new Michigan lawsuit says in a declaration he thinks there’s something fishy about election returns in Edison County, MI,” Oosting wrote on Twitter. “Thing is, there is no Edison County in Michigan.”
Hey, at least in this one she didn’t spell “district” four different ways! That’s what she did in her widely-belittled lawsuit in Pennsylvania, which certified its election for Biden before Thanksgiving.
But wait, it gets worse. There is no Edison County anywhere in the United States of America.
Bizarrely, not only is there no Edison County in Michigan, there is no Edison County anywhere in the US. https://t.co/6O3bYEYe22
— James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) November 30, 2020
This lead to much mockery over social media.
Edison County must’ve been where the Bowling Green Massacre took place.
— tragicallyohio (@OHioNO) November 30, 2020
I loved that movie “the Bridges of Edison County”
— Keith Vallacchi (@KeithVallacchi) December 1, 2020
Edison County must be where Trump has been keeping his secret healthcare plan.And his tax returns.And his dignity. https://t.co/sXbbKt7o0x
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) November 30, 2020
There is no Edison county in MI LOLOL holy shit.This clown show is going to end someday, right?
(The Kraken could not be reached for comment.) https://t.co/SBoylFP19B
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) November 30, 2020
We finally found Trump’s widespread fraud: it was in Edison County, MI all along.
Looking good @GOP https://t.co/0J9AQJqktP
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) December 1, 2020
Don’t people know anything? Edison County is home to our oldest airport, established in 1778 and was crucial in defending Michigan against the British and the English. pic.twitter.com/asPs64Ph3T
— Thrillhouse (@Thrillhouse01) November 30, 2020
Right now in the Edison County Jail. pic.twitter.com/ezEmPTKXPP
— Triquiñuela (@Triquiuela5) December 1, 2020
Some wondered if the non-existent county played a role in Powell’s QAnon-level conspiracy theory about the late Hugo Chavez helping to steal the 2020 election.
Hugo Chavez is from Edison County. True story.
— Pageantry to Power (@Freehatch) November 30, 2020
Others roped in another popular Twitter subject.
I know what happened to Edison County, Michigan. pic.twitter.com/ClgNAwG8Gp
— xmaximus (@congakitty) November 30, 2020
The Trump team — which, again, ousted Powell from their ranks for making them look bad — has had a helluva time getting basic details about the state correct. One filed by attorney Lin Wood claimed fraud in Michigan, but used data from Minnesota instead. Wood gained notoriety for defending Richard Jewell, a rent-a-cop wrongfully accused of terrorism, in the mid-’90s, and was later played onscreen by no less than Sam Rockwell in last year’s Clint Eastwood movie. But judging how this case is going, it seems the next thespian to play Wood will be Rob Schneider in one of Adam Sandler’s Netflix comedies.
(Via The Inquisitr)