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Voting lines outside the Gwinnett County Election Offices in Lawrenceville Georgia on the third day of early voting in the state. The wait was three hours at this site. Voting lines outside the Gwinnett County Election Offices in Lawrenceville, Georgia, on the third day of early voting in the state. The wait was three hours at this site. Photo John Disney/ALM

Attorneys for Sidney Powell are asking a federal judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed against her, claiming that “no reasonable person” thought the pro-Trump lawyer’s statements about the 2020 election results were factual.

Dominion Voting Systems in January sued Powell over her statements alleging the voting company helped rig the election against then-President Donald Trump. In a motion to dismiss filed Monday, Powell’s attorneys wrote that a judge must determine whether her statements could be proved and if “reasonable people” would believe they were factual, given the context and other factors surrounding the comments. 

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. federal courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.

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