Over the course of the last several weeks, Dominion Voting Systems has been on a bit of a tear, lobbing lawsuits in the general direction of anyone who so much as mentioned their name publicly during the 2020 election.
The company, who is responsible for the voting machines and software that are used in a great many states and locales around our nation, became a household name as then-President Donald Trump and his legal surrogate began contesting the results of the 2020 US elections. Trump-aligned lawyers like Sidney Powell suggested that Dominion had manipulated the votes in order to “steal” the election from Trump, and figures such as Rudy Giuliani and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell parroted the idea.
Dominion was soon suing the trio, (plus Fox News), for defamation, to the tune of over $1 billion each.
This week it became clear that Donald Trump himself may soon be facing a similar piece of litigation.
Stephen Shackelford, an attorney for the voting company, wouldn’t rule it out when asked Sunday by CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter.
“We have not ruled out any potential defendants who participated in this defamation campaign,” Shackelford said.
Dominion has a growing list of defamation lawsuits after the November election, citing claims about its technology and software that caused “irreparable damage” to the company’s name and reputation.
The company filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against Trump’s former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, a similar suit against lawyer Sidney Powell, and a $1 billion suit against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. In seeking to dismiss the lawsuit against her, Powell argued last week that “no reasonable person would conclude” that her comments about alleged election fraud “were truly statements of fact.”
Trump is also facing investigations in the State of Georgia pertaining to a phone call he had made during the waning days of his presidency to the Secretary of State, asking if they could “find” votes for him.
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