Dominion Voting Systems sent a scathing letter to right-wing lawyer Sidney Powell on Wednesday evening, asking him to publicly withdraw his “savage, knowingly baseless and false accusations” about the company’s voting machines, which have been widely held. occasions found at the heart of a plot. theories surrounding the election.
The letter, a preparatory step for formal legal action, accused Ms Powell of engaging in ‘reckless disinformation’ about Dominion machines at press conferences, rallies in support of President Trump, and on conservative media. like Fox News, Newsmax and the Rush Limbaugh radio show. .
Ms Powell also filed unsuccessful federal lawsuits seeking to overturn elections in four key states, filing claims that were “based on lies,” the letter says, and which “endangered Dominion’s business and the lives of his employees”.
Following Ms Powell’s allegations, Dominion has come under fire from the President and his supporters, who argued without evidence that the company’s machines transferred Mr Trump’s votes to President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday Dominion chief executive John Poulos told Michigan lawmakers investigating the election the company had been the victim of a “dangerous and reckless campaign of disinformation designed to sow doubt and confusion.”
In her letter, Dominion demanded that Ms Powell publicly disown several false allegations she has repeated in recent weeks. She argued, for example, that the Dominion machines and their software were created in Venezuela to help the now-deceased former president of the country, Hugo Chavez, win the election. But Dominion insists he has no connection with Venezuela, with Mr. Chavez or elsewhere, as the letter indicates, with “Big Foot or the Loch Ness Monster”.
Dominion also demanded that Ms Powell withdraw false statements she made suggesting that the company paid bribes to officials in Georgia for “non-tender contracts” to use its machines and that ‘she manipulated the votes in “an effort to rig the 2020 election”.
Dominion noted that Ms Powell had never mentioned her charges in any of her court documents, denying the company the opportunity to legally rebut them. “While you are entitled to your own opinions, Ms Powell,” the company wrote, “you are not entitled to your own facts.”
Ms Powell did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Dominion’s letter.
Shortly after the election, the president embraced Ms Powell, a former federal prosecutor who had represented her former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn in a criminal case arising from the Russia inquiry. But after appearing with Rudolph W. Giuliani, who led Mr. Trump’s post-election legal campaign, at a bizarre press conference where she threw up unproven plots on Dominion, Mr. Trump distanced himself from him. she and she was left to sue by herself.
All lawsuits were dismissed by federal judges. One said that Ms Powell’s claims were based only on “nothing but speculation and conjecture”, another that the “expert reports” she submitted had resulted in ” implausible conclusions ”. In one case in Michigan, lawyers in the city of Detroit have given her papers which are the first step in asking a judge to formally sanction her.