Dominion Voting Systems slaps Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell with massive billion-dollar lawsuit
Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. has hit one of the Trump campaign attorneys with a massive billion-dollar lawsuit for her involvement in President Donald Trump's post-election coup.
According to Business Insider, the Toronto-based voting machine company is seeking $1.3 billion from Trump attorney Sidney Powell. In the 124-page lawsuit, filed on Friday, Jan. 8 in a Washington, D.C., federal court, Dominion's attorney argues that Powell's "wild accusations" contributed to the dangerous false narrative and grave misinformation that has been widely circulated about the outcome of the election.
The lawsuit also outlines how Powell's use of the "right-wing media ecosystem to spread the theory." Dominion also alleges that Powell's misinformation "'in concert with like-minded allies and media outlets' has led to Dominion employees and officials in the states where she said the election was rigged."
Due to the campaign's wide reach on social media platforms, their damaging claims have garnered attention from millions of Americans. According to Bloomberg, the complaint also highlights the harm Powell's claims have done to the company.
"Powell's wild accusations are demonstrably false," the company said in its complaint. "Acting in concert with allies and media outlets that were determined to promote a false preconceived narrative about the 2020 election, Powell launched a viral disinformation campaign about Dominion that reached millions of people and caused enormous harm to Dominion."
The Dominion lawsuit also argues Powell's claims insisting "Dominion was secretly in cahoots with a rival election technology, Smartmatic, and had links to the regime of now-dead Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez."
"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 audit-able paper-based vote system that would empower people with disabilities to vote independently on verifiable paper ballots," the complaint said.
Powell has not yet released a public statement in response to the lawsuit.
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