A judge dealt a strong blow to some of Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters on Thursday, ruling that Dominion Voting Systems can move forward with several lawsuits. These lawsuits target Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and Mike Lindell. Late Night with Seth Meyers took “A Closer Look” at what it all means.
As you may recall, Giuliani, Powell, and Lindell were among the loudest voices claiming election fraud in Trump’s 2020 loss to President Joe Biden. The trio stated that Dominion rigged its voting systems in favor of Biden. In response, the company is seeking $1.3 billion in damages from each individual.
U.S. District Judge Carl J. Nichols rejected Giuliani, Powell, and Lindell’s efforts to dismiss the lawsuits. While Giuliani’s defense was based on legal procedures, Powell and Lindell argued that they stated opinions and not facts.
Seth Meyers appeared very happy to see some consequences coming for the trio. The Late Night host broke down the defamation cases against them last night in “A Closer Look.”
Seth Meyers takes A Closer Look at how election lies have led to more restrictions
Seth Meyers doesn’t waste any time taking shots at Trump’s former attorney, Rudy Giuliani, attorney Sidney Powell, and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. Meyers refers to the group as “Trump-adjacent weirdos.”
These “weirdos” have made frequent appearances in Late Night segments. Fans know that Giuliani is one of Meyers’ favorite targets. By aligning herself with the former New York City mayor, Powell also found herself as a punchline. And Meyers loves bringing up Lindell if only to do his signature impression.
But while it’s easy for Meyers to dismiss these particular individuals, there has been some actual fallout from misinformation about the 2020 election. Several states including Georgia passed new voting laws that many criticize as unfair or granting the GOP too much power.
So while the “Trump-adjacent weirdos” are facing some real consequences, Meyers makes it clear that there is work left when it comes to undoing the lies and misinformation around the 2020 election. Expect another edition of “A Closer Look” on the topic soon.
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