While many Americans are thankful that the tumult of the 2020 election is finally over, there are reverberations yet to be felt still, and perhaps by some unexpected individuals.
This was an electoral contest like no other in our history, with a President who denied that he lost at every turn. Donald Trump was livid, claiming that the election was “stolen” from him, and “rigged”, either by the Democratic efforts to expand mail-in voting, or by Dominion Voting Systems, whose machines came under great scrutiny during the hullabaloo.
Dominion didn’t care for what Trump’s legal team and other pro-Trump lawyers were saying regarding the company’s integrity, and promptly sued both Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell for defamation.
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Dominion Voting Systems Corp filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, accusing the cable news network of falsely claiming the voting company rigged the 2020 presidential election in order to boost its ratings, Dominion said on Friday.
Dominion — which has already sued former President Donald Trump’s campaign lawyer Sidney Powell and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani — argued Fox News “sold a false story of election fraud in order to serve its own commercial purposes, severely injuring Dominion in the process,” according to a copy of the lawsuit.
Dominion said it filed the lawsuit in Delaware state court.
Fox News has denied that they have any culpability in the matter, and described themselves as “proud” of their coverage in 2020.
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