Dominion also sent letters warning of potential litigation to the White House
Dominion Voting Systems is now suing attorney Sidney Powell for the sum of $1.3 billion, accusing her of defaming the company with claims of massive voter fraud in the 2020 election.
Earlier this week, the Dominion Voting Systems CEO accused Powell of supporting “falsities” related to the 2020 presidential race.
Others may also follow the defamation suit against media companies, the White House, and even President Donald Trump.
“Dominion has sent letters warning of potential litigation to the White House, Fox News, Newsmax, One America News, and a number of Trump-allied individuals, including his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News personalities Sean Hannity and Maria Bartiromo, conservative attorney Lin Wood and Melissa Carone, who Giuliani has pushed as a witness to the purported election fraud.”
The lawsuit in its opening paragraph asserts that Powell did not act alone in her claims against the company.
This defamation action arises from statements made by Sidney Powell, who — acting in concert with allies and media outlets determined to promote a false preconceived narrative about the 2020 election — caused unprecedented harm.
During a Washington, D.C. press conference, a Georgia political rally, and a media blitz, Powell falsely claimed that Dominion had rigged the election, that Dominion was created in Venezuela to rig elections for Hugo Chávez, and that Dominion bribed Georgia officials for a no-bid contract.
The lawsuit called Powell’s allegations “demonstrably false”:
Powell’s wild accusations are demonstrably false. Far from being created in Venezuela to rig elections for a now-deceased Venezuelan dictator, Dominion was founded in Toronto for the purpose of creating a fully auditable paper-based vote system that would empower people with disabilities to vote independently on verifiable paper ballots.
As it grew, Dominion developed technology to solve many of the technical and voter intent issues that came to light as a result of the 2000 Presidential Election. Its systems are certified under standards promulgated by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (“EAC”), reviewed and tested by independent testing laboratories accredited by the EAC, and were designed to be auditable and include a paper ballot backup to verify results.
Since its founding, Dominion has been chosen by thousands of election officials throughout the United States to provide the technology to effectively administer transparent and fully auditable elections.
Although Powell assured the public during television and radio appearances that her claims were backed by “evidence,” Powell’s “evidence” included declarations from a motley crew of conspiracy theorists, con artists, armchair “experts,” and anonymous sources who were judicially determined to be “wholly unreliable.”
One of Powell’s wholly unreliable sources was a purported “military intelligence expert” who has now admitted that he never actually worked in military intelligence, that the declaration Powell’s clerks wrote for him to sign is “misleading,” and that he “was trying to backtrack” on it. After he was discredited, Powell pivoted by presenting his declaration as having been written by a different anonymous source.
Founder and CEO of Dominion, John Poulos, also said he was considering possible litigation against Fox News, One America News Network, and Newsmax.
“There were things being said about me personally, about the company that I founded that are so demonstrably false,” Poulos told Axios.
“The level of falsity just reached a level that I had not previously thought would ever be possible.”
“Our focus right now is on Sidney Powell, and there’s a very good reason for that,” he added.
“She is by far — in our opinion — the most egregious and prolific purveyor of the falsities against Dominion,” Poulos said.
“Her statements have caused real damage, they’re demonstrably false.”
Powell’s allegation that Dominion was created in Venezuela was claimed to be false by Poulos.
Powell alleged that Dominion had ties to former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.