Sidney Powell, a former lawyer for the Trump marketing campaign, has been slapped with a defamation lawsuit over her accusations that voting machines had been rigged in favor of President-elect Joe Biden.
Dominion Voting Systems is looking for $1.3 billion in damages for the “unprecedented harm” it says Powell caused by way of her “wild” allegations. Its complaint chronicles greater than three dozen of the lawyer’s public statements in regards to the firm, which has headquarters in Denver and Toronto.
“[Powell] has directly accused Dominion of fraud, election rigging, bribery, and conspiracy, which are serious crimes,” the lawsuit, which might be read in full here, reads. “For Dominion — whose business is producing and providing voting systems for elections — there are no accusations that could do more to damage Dominion’s business or to impugn Dominion’s integrity, ethics, honesty, and financial integrity.”
Dominion CEO John Poulos told The Washington Post Friday that his firm, which has headquarters in Denver and Toronto, is hoping to take the case to courtroom somewhat than settle.
“We feel that it’s important for the entire electoral process,” he stated. “The allegations, I know they were lobbed against us . . . but the impacts go so far beyond us.”
Powell didn’t instantly reply to HuffPost’s request for remark. In a Friday tweet, nevertheless, the previous federal prosecutor blasted the swimsuit as “baseless,” and stated it had been “filed to harass, intimidate and to drain our resources as we seek the truth of [Dominion’s] role in this fraudulent election.”
“We will not be cowed in exercising our 1st Amendment rights or seeking truth,” she added.
Days after the 2020 election, Powell falsely claimed that Dominion voting machines had been rigged to weigh Biden’s votes extra closely than these for President Donald Trump in Georgia. The conservative firebrand also asserted that the corporate had equipped machines with a “vote flipping” algorithm for former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez previous to his 2013 loss of life.
Though the Trump marketing campaign appeared to distance itself from Powell over time, that didn’t cease her from persevering with her efforts to have the 2020 election outcomes overturned. In December, she appeared at a “Stop the Steal” rally in Georgia the place she urged voters to boycott their state’s Jan. 5 Senate runoffs.
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