Dominion Voting Systems issued a statement on Thursday in which it plans to hold Sidney Powell and his associates “liable for any damage” that may result from claims following the 2020 presidential election due to voter fraud.
The company, which provides voting tools and software to 28 states, has received high publicity in an elevated election cycle, largely thanks to controversial claims by President Donald Trump and others in recent weeks.
Dominion said earlier this week that its employees were threatened – one of the employees was even put a head tax on their head, the company claims – as a result of those allegations. The company also posted a “rumor check” page on its website in order to combat election conspiracy and fraud allegations, which have been widely rejected.
Although the major media networks announced the presidential election for Joe Biden on November 7, Trump has not yet recognized the competition. Trump’s legal team has filed several lawsuits in several battlefield states across the country since election day, many of which claimed the votes were cast illegally or not properly counted.
Shortly after the election, Powell was an official member of Trump’s legal team, but the president’s re-election campaign broke away with him earlier this week. Nonetheless, Powell filed a lawsuit in Georgia on Wednesday that contained what he called a “strange conspiracy of electoral fraud” on page 104 of Dominion Voting Systems.
Although Dominion noted in a statement posted on its website Thursday that it is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, Powell mentions the company in connection with some alleged fraud incidents. “These allegations in the Powell file are not sensitive and are not supported by any evidence,” the company said.
Dominion’s statement went on to clarify the history of the founding and to correct Powell’s claims that the company is related to Venezuela, which Dominion says it is not. The company drew attention to the fact that its voting system is certified by the U.S. Electoral Assistance Committee and said there are precautions in place to prevent vote fraud.
“Sidney Powell’s savage and reckless claims are not only demonstrably false, but also lead to the persecution, harassment and death threats of Dominion employees,” the company concluded. “This crime has been duly reported to the appropriate law enforcement agencies, and we intend to hold Ms. Powell, as well as a helper and accomplice in fraudulent acts, liable for any damages.”
Newsweek commented to Powell to comment, but did not receive a timely response to the publication.