Dominion Voting Systems, one of the largest suppliers of voting machines in the United States, filed a defamation lawsuit against Rudolph W. Giuliani on Monday, accusing him of spreading a series of lies about the company. in his attempt on behalf of former President Donald J. Trump to topple the election.
The lawsuit recorded more than 50 of Mr. Giuliani’s inaccuracies in the weeks following the election and issued a point-by-point rebuttal of each perjury. Here are four of the most common false statements Giuliani makes about the Dominion Voting System.
1. Company Origin
Mr. Giuliani frequently falsely states that Dominion is “really a Venezuelan company” and that it “depends entirely on Smartmatic’s software”, a company “developed around 2004, 2005 to help. Chavez steals the elections. “
As Dominion writes in his lawsuit: “Dominion was not formed in Venezuela to fix elections for Hugo Chávez. It was founded in 2002 in John Poulos’ basement in Toronto to help the blind vote by paper ballot. The lawsuit later added that the company’s subsidiary headquarters in the United States were in Denver.
2. Programming slip
Another often-repeated statement is that Dominion programmed his machine to flip votes: “In other words when you take down Biden, you have Trump, and when you beat Trump, you get Biden.”
This has been proved false by many government and law enforcement officials, including former Attorney General William P. Barr, who said in December: “There is an assertion that it would be cheating. systematic fraud and that would be the claim that the machines were fundamentally programmed to skew the election results. And DHS and DOJ have looked at that, and so far, we haven’t seen anything to prove it. “
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Similarly, a joint statement by various government and election officials and agencies, including the National Association of State Electoral Directors, the National Secretariat’s Association and the Network and Facility Security Agency. infrastructure, claiming that “there is no evidence that any voting system has been deleted or lost, votes have been altered, or compromised in any way. “
The Georgia manual countdown also confirmed that the counter was accurate in that state.
3. County Antrim, Mich.
Mr. Giuliani perjured in Antrim County, Mich., False claim that “a dominant machine passed 6,000 votes from Trump to Biden” there and that the machines in the county were “62% inaccurate” , has a “68% error rate” and a “81.9% rejection rate”.
Giuliani’s focus on the County of Antrim stems from the clerk’s human flaws on election night. According to the lawsuit, this employee “mistakenly failed to update all the voting machine memory cards”. But the lawsuit said that “her mistakes were discovered immediately as part of the normal screening process before the official election results were announced.” The Michigan Secretary of State also conducted manual checks of all Antrim County presidential votes and found that the machines were correct.
4. A problematic expert
Mr. Giuliani claimed that his charges, especially in Antrim County, were supported by experts. But he largely relied on one man, Russell Ramsland Jr., a former Republican congressional candidate from Texas who, according to Dominion’s lawsuit, has also openly supported false conspiracy theories.
Dominion has spent more than five pages on Mr. Ramsland’s lack of certification to properly test equipment, noting that he had a “fundamental misunderstanding of voting software”. The lawsuit also quoted former acting director of the US Election Assistance Commission’s Election System Inspection and Certification program, saying that the report issued by Mr. Ramsland “shows ‘serious misunderstanding’ of Antrim County’s voting system and ‘ignorance of voting technology and processes.’