The so-called "Kraken," which perhaps did more to whip into a frenzy those who believed the 2020 election was fraudulently stolen from President Donald Trump than any other legal effort mounted in the weeks following Nov. 3, was voluntarily withdrawn on Tuesday by attorney Sidney Powell.
The “kraken” is back on its leash and licking its wounds.
After vowing to “unleash the kraken” — a mythical beast — on alleged election fraud and to overturn the presidential election in Georgia, attorney Sidney Powell quietly withdrew the lawsuit Tuesday. The move came a day before Joe Biden will be sworn in as the nation’s next president.
Like the others, Powell’s lawsuit went nowhere in court. In December a U.S. district judge dismissed the case. She then appealed to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But the case ran into more trouble.
Last week the appeals court notified Powell that she had not been admitted to practice law in the 11th Circuit. The court told Powell that, unless she applied to be admitted, her motions would be stricken and treated as if they had never been filed.
Powell voluntarily withdrew the lawsuit Tuesday.