Dominion Voting Systems sues Trump lawyer Giuliani over election claims

25 Janvier, 2021, 18:43 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Dominion Voting Systems sues Trump lawyer Giuliani over election claims

Dominion Voting Systems, an election equipment manufacturer that became the target of wild conspiracies pushed by former President Donald Trump and his allies, sued Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani for defamation on Monday.

"Rudy Giuliani actively propagated disinformation to purposefully mislead voters".

The lawsuit also claims that the allegations made by Giuliani and others have damaged the company's reputation and made it more hard to continue doing business. Dominion also presented how Giuliani's lies affected his followers.

"He was unwilling to make false election-fraud claims about Dominion and its voting machines in a court of law", the company said.

Giuliani spread the conspiracy theory that Dominion's software changed votes in the 2020 election.

"According to the New York Times, Dominion accuses Giuliani of pushing a "'viral disinformation campaign about Dominion" made up of "demonstrably false' allegations".

"Dominion was not founded in Venezuela to fix elections for Hugo Chávez".

The suit against Giuliani, who sought to charge the Trump campaign $20,000 a day for legal work on election-related lawsuits, comes after the bogus conspiracy helped inspire a deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, following a rally at which Trump and Giuliani both spoke.

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Dominion also details how on January 6 - hours before a crowd of Trump supporters in Washington violently overran the Capitol - Giuliani continued to push claims of election fraud about Dominion in tweets, on a YouTube appearance and in his own speech at the event. The vote auditing company previously sued lawyer Sidney Powell, who pushed similar claims alongside Giuliani.

The lawsuit against Giuliani mentioned the January 6 riot at the Capitol, which was fueled in part by debunked theories of a rigged election. "The retweets disseminated Giuliani's false tweets to over 1.5 million Twitter accounts", the lawsuit said. At a Zoom press conference Monday, Tom Clare, an attorney representing Dominion, said it demonstrated the damage of Giuliani's falsehoods, and how people were motivated to act on them.

"Dominion brings this action to set the record straight, to vindicate the company's rights under civil law, to recover compensatory and punitive damages, and to stand up for itself, its employees, and the electoral process", the lawsuit says.

Clare told The Times that Dominion would "certainly" file more lawsuits. "Indeed, to this day, he continues to double down on the Big Lie", the lawsuit noted.

The lawsuit also said Giuliani's allegations about Dominion put its employees in danger.

The need for heightened personal security cost Dominion $565,000, according to the lawsuit, bringing its total costs attributed to the voter-fraud claims to nearly $1.2 million.

Giuliani also appeared on TV networks OANN, Fox and Fox Business to make accusations of election fraud, the lawsuit notes.

He "cashed in by hosting a podcast where he exploited election falsehoods to market gold coins, supplements, cigars and protection from 'cyberthieves, '" the company said. Dominion is one of the nation's top voting machine companies and provided machines for the state of Georgia, the critical battleground that Biden won and which flipped control of the U.S. Senate.



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