Dominion Voting System, one of the largest voting machine vendors in the United States, Rudolf W. Defamation suit was filed against Giuliani on Monday.Former President Donald J. Accusing Trump of spreading a trap of lies about the company in his efforts to reverse the election.
The trial chronicles more than 50 inaccurate statements made by Mr. Giuliani in the weeks following the election, and issues point-by-point rebuttals of each lie. Here are four of Mr. Juliani’s most common misconceptions about the Dominion voting system.
1. Origin of the company
Mr. Giuliani regularly stated, falsely, that Dominion “is in fact a Venezuelan company” and that it “relies entirely on Smartmatic’s software,” a company that helped Chavez’s election in 2004, 2005 Was developed to do. “
As Dominion writes in his lawsuit: “Dominion was not established in Venezuela to fix the elections of Hugo Chavez. It was established in 2002 in John Paul’s basement in Toronto, helping blind people vote on paper ballots. “The suit later adds that the company’s United States subsidiary is headquartered in Denver.
2. Programming Vote
Another frequently repeated claim was that Dominion programmed its machines to cast votes: “In other words when you pressed Biden, you got Trump, and when you pressed Trump, you got Biden.”
This is former Attorney General William P. This has been proven wrong by several government and law enforcement officials, including Barr, who said in December: “There has been a claim that there will be systemic fraud, and a claim that the machines were essentially programmed to skew election results.” . And DHS and DOJ have taken note of that and so far, we have not seen anything like it.
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Similarly, a joint statement from several government and election officials and agencies, including the National Association of State Election Directors, the National Association of Secretaries of State, and the Cyberspace and Infrastructure Security Agency, said there was no evidence that any voting had taken place. Systems were removed or lost votes, changed votes, or compromised in any way. “
Hand recruitment in Georgia also confirmed that the machine count was accurate in that situation.
3. Antrim County, Michigan.
Mr. Giuliani, Antrim County, Mich. But falsely asserted that a “Dominion machine casts 6,000 votes for Biden from Trump”, and that the county had machines in the county’s “62 percent error” rate. And “81.9 percent rejection rate”.
Mr. Giuliani’s focus on Antrim County stems from human errors made by the county clerk on election night. According to the lawsuit, the clerks “failed to accidentally update the tabulator memory cards of all voting machines.” But the lawsuit states that “his mistakes were caught as part of the normal canvas process before the election results were official.” Michigan Secretary of State’s Office also Hand audit done All presidential votes in Antrim County found that the machines were accurate.
4. A Problem Expert
Mr. Giuliani claimed that his allegations were endorsed by experts, particularly in Antrim County. But he largely depended on one man, a former Republican congressional candidate from Texas, Russell Ramsland Jr., who, according to a lawsuit filed by Dominion, publicly supported false conspiracy theories.
Dominion spent more than five pages on Mr Ramland’s lack of credibility to properly examine the tool, noting that he “had a fundamental misunderstanding of election software”. The suit quoted the former acting director of the US Election Assistance Commission Voting System Testing and Certification Program as saying that the report produced by Mr. Ramsland showed “a serious misunderstanding” of Antime County’s voting system and a ‘lack of knowledge of election technology’ Gone. More process. ”