Powell claims without evidence that the voting technology provider was part of a scheme to steal the US elections.
Dominion Voting Systems has filed a defamation lawsuit against attorney Sidney Powell, seeking at least $ 1.3 billion for Powell’s “wild allegations” that the company rigged the presidential election for Joe Biden.
“Dominion is bringing this lawsuit to improve the record,” the company said in the lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington, DC on Friday.
Powell has alleged for weeks without evidence that the electoral technology provider, whose vote counting devices were used in several states, was part of a plan to steal President Donald Trump’s election. Powell has represented Trump in a number of unsuccessful lawsuits filed to challenge the election result.
Separately, Dominion’s security director has sued Sidney Powell, Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, and the presidential campaign for defamation after he went into hiding on death threats [Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo]She has claimed the company was founded in Venezuela to rig elections for the late chairman Hugo Chavez and that it has the ability to switch votes.
There was no widespread election fraud, which has been confirmed by a number of election officials across the country, including Trump’s former Attorney General William Barr. Republican governors in Arizona and Georgia, key battlefield states crucial to Biden’s victory, also vouched for the integrity of the elections in their states. Almost all legal challenges by Trump and his allies have been dismissed by judges, including two Supreme Court dismissed, including three Trump nominees.
A supporter of President Donald Trump waves a flag at a rally in Miami, Florida [Lynne Sladky/AP Photo]The company said, “There is mountains of direct evidence that definitively refutes Powell’s tampering claims against Dominion – namely, the millions of paper votes checked and recounted by non-partisan officials and volunteers in Georgia and other swing states, confirming that Dominion is counting has votes on paper ”.
Dominion said when she officially notified Powell that her allegations were false and asked them to withdraw them, she “doubled up” and used her Twitter account, which had over a million followers, to reinforce the allegations.
Dominion’s director of security, Eric Coomer, has already sued Powell, Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, and the president’s campaign of slander after going into hiding on death threats. Conservative columnists and news outlets were also named in Coomer’s lawsuit filed in Colorado, where the company is based.
Powell did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday.