Judge floats sanctions for attorneys who sought to block Congress from counting electoral votes

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A federal judge on Monday rejected a legal effort from groups of Trump voters to block Congress from officially counting the Electoral College votes and suggested the attorneys involved may be subject to sanctions.

Boasberg, an Obama appointee to the federal district court in D.C., tore into the plaintiffs in his decision, saying it was “not a stretch to find a serious lack of good faith here,” and warning that they may be subject to sanctions from the court.

“Courts are not instruments through which parties engage in such gamesmanship or symbolic political gestures. As a result, at the conclusion of this litigation, the Court will determine whether to issue an order to show cause why this matter should not be referred to its Committee on Grievances for potential discipline of Plaintiffs’ counsel.”

Erick Kaardal, a lawyer representing the plaintiffs, did not immediately respond when asked for comment.

The lawsuit was filed late last month by voters from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Judge floats sanctions for attorneys who sought to block Congress from counting electoral votes | TheHill

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