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Wisconsin governor seeks sanctions against former Trump lawyer over election fraud lawsuit

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Monday filed an appeal to sanction Sidney Powell, former attorney for Donald Trump, for the frivolous election fraud challenges she filed concerning the 2020 president election.

Evers argues that Powell should face sanctions under 28 US Code Section 1927  for “unreasonably and vexatiously” continuing legal proceedings. He asked the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to vacate a district court order denying the sanctions and remand the case to the district court to apply the proper legal standards. The district court denied sanctions to Evers in August, claiming that Seventh Circuit precedent prohibited them from awarding sanctions to a defendant who filed a motion months after the case was dismissed by the appellate court.

This is not the first time Powell has been involved in litigation regarding the 2020 presidential election. In January of last year, Dominion Voting System sued her for defamation from when she made claims that Dominion engaged in bribery and rigged the election while she was litigating to overturn the 2020 presidential election. In March, the Texas state bar filed a complaint against Powell, claiming she engaged in misconduct by filing “frivolous” fraud lawsuits regarding the 2020 presidential election.