Dominion Sues Giuliani For $1.3B Over False Voter Fraud Claims

U.S. voting machine company, Dominion Voting Systems Corp., has filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against former President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, accusing him of defamation.

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The Denver-based company’s claims focus on what they call his “Big Lie” campaign, spreading several unsupported statements in conservative media, on Twitter and during legislative hearings accusing Dominion of devising a scheme that flipped votes from Trump to Democrat Joe Biden, allowing him to turn key battleground states like Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and Pennsylvania blue.

This suit follows one brought against other Trump ally and conservative firebrand attorney Sidney Powell in D.C. federal court earlier this month. Dominion claims these allies have deceived masses in the country by touting false conspiracy theories claiming widespread voter fraud and pursue baseless litigation. The most outrageous claim possibly being that the voting machine company has ties with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who died in 2013.

“As a result of the defamatory falsehoods peddled by Giuliani” and several other Trump allies, “Dominion’s founder and employees have been harassed and have received death threats, and Dominion has suffered unprecedented and irreparable harm,” the company says. “Dominion brings this action to set the record straight, to vindicate the company’s rights under civil law, to recover compensatory and punitive damages, and to stand up for itself, its employees, and the electoral process.”

Dominion argues that Giuliani never brought his election fraud claims against the company in court because he would have to prove them.

“Although he was unwilling to make false election fraud claims about Dominion and its voting machines in a court of law because he knew those allegations are false, he and his allies manufactured and disseminated the ‘Big Lie’ which foreseeably went viral and deceived millions of people,” the company says.

In his own statement, Giuliani said Dominion’s lawsuit is intended to intimidate others from freedom of expression. “Dominion’s defamation lawsuit for $1.3B will allow me to investigate their history, finances, and practices fully and completely,” Giuliani said. He also stated he may bring a countersuit for violating his rights.

Dominion states in its lawsuit that it has spent over $565,000 on private security to protect its employees, who are facing harassment and death threats from believers of the “Big Lie”.

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