The lies were amazing in their audacity. Apparently Dominion-made machines switched Donald Trump’s votes to President Biden, or dropped a large number of votes, because it had to do with the former – and now deceased – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. One claim said Dominion cut 941,000 Trump votes in Pennsylvania to bring the state to Biden. However, USA Today’s fact verified: “Dominion only serves 14 counties in the state that have cast a total of 1.3 million votes – 52% or 676,000 of that went to Trump. This leaves only 624,000 other votes, fewer than Trump claimed. “
Dominion’s lawsuit critically notes that Giuliani repeatedly alleged in the media that Dominion stole Trump’s election, but failed to include those claims in the lawsuits he filed in order to discard the election results. This lie was intended for public consumption, not for legal argument or to provide real evidence of wrongdoing – despite Trump attorney Sidney Powell, who is also facing a $ 1.3 billion Dominion lawsuit has made claims against the voting machine company in their legal proceedings.
Some conservative news outlets have apologized for their role in spreading conspiracy theories about Dominion in hopes of avoiding lawsuits that could bankrupt them, but Giuliani ignored two letters asking him to suspend and revoke his claims and to withdraw. Instead it says in the lawsuit: “Giuliani has not withdrawn his false claims about Dominion, and many of his false and defamatory television and radio appearances and tweets continue to be available online to a global Internet audience. In fact, to this day he doubles the big lie. “
We hope Dominion will pressurize Giuliani and Powell and some of those far-right media outlets for every penny and move on to Trump too – a move the company doesn’t want to rule out. A lawyer says: “Obviously, this lawsuit against the president’s lawyer takes a step closer to the former president and understands what his role was and what was not. ”