A lawyer who filed a lawsuit contesting the outcome of the 2020 presidential election could be facing the consequences after a federal judge referred him for possible disciplinary action.
U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg referred Erick Kaardal, a Minnesota-based lawyer, for discipline on Friday, arguing that the suit he filed, which the judge denied in January, was “staggering,” according to the court order.
The lawsuit, Wisconsin Voters Alliance v. Pence, sought to invalidate the results in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Arizona, all of which President Biden won. The lawsuit had targeted former Vice President Mike Pence, Congress, and the Electoral College itself, in addition to the battleground states. In rejecting the suit, Boasberg said the lawsuit would be “risible” if it didn’t seek to undermine “a democratic election for President of the United States,” and he threatened to refer counsel for disciplinary action at the time.
“The relief requested in this lawsuit is staggering: to