- A Trump supporter filed a lawsuit making unfounded claims of election fraud using “Lord of the Rings” references.
- Lawyer Paul Davis, who filed the lawsuit, was fired earlier this month after recording his storming of the Capitol.
- The suit explains how the fictional country of Gondor lacks its rightful kings and that an “administration” should be issued.
A Texas attorney fired from his job after storming the US Capitol earlier this month filed a lawsuit alleging unsubstantiated allegations of electoral fraud using bizarre references to “Lord of the Rings”.
Trump supporter Paul Davis filed the lawsuit the day after President Joe Biden’s inauguration with the Waco Division of the Western District of Texas.
The 54-page lawsuit was filed on behalf of small conservative groups in the state, including Latinos for Trump and Blacks for Trump. She makes several unusual inquiries and allegations, but mostly pushes for unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud in the 2020 election, which Trump lost by over 7 million votes.
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The court record gets strange when JRR Tolkien’s fantasy classic “The Lord of the Rings” refers to the fictional land of Gondor.
“Gondor has no king,” the lawsuit says alongside a footnote explaining the analogy.
Davis suggests the court issue a “state of stewardship,” which would mean that Congress and Biden should be temporarily monitored until Trump returns to take over the “crown” of the kingdom. “That analogy holds because it now exists in Washington, DC, a group of people who call themselves President, Vice-President and Congress who have no legitimate right to rule the American people,” the Guardian said.
“Since only the rightful king could sit on the throne of Gondor, a steward was appointed to administer Gondor until the return of the king known as ‘Aragorn’, at the end of the story,” he continued.
Davis then calls on the federal judge to “act boldly” and “stand against tyranny,” said Salon.
– Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) January 16, 2021
“Absurd legal arguments”
In the complaint, Davis also argued that every vote cast in the election was illegal, making “the entire 117th Congress illegal,” according to the lawsuit.
He asks the court to prohibit any seated member of the House and Senate, all 50 governors, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from ever assuming an elected office or participating in an election.
The complaint adds to their wish-list and demands that all measures of the new Congress – including the confirmation of Biden’s victory and the second impeachment of former President Donal Trump – be invalidated.
The document has since been condemned by legal experts. Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, a member of the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law, told Salon, “One thing Americans learned during the post-election litigation is how little patience courts have with absurd legal arguments . ” Efforts to make Congress unlawful are being laughed at out of court and could result in sanctions for the attorney bringing such a lawsuit, “added Torres-Spelliscy.
Davis, associate associate counsel at an insurance company in Texas, was fired earlier this month after posting Instagram videos of himself on the January 6th Capitol Riots front line.
In the complaint, the former lawyer also called on the court to protect him from being taken into custody for his actions during the riot.