The Dominion Voting System is suing Fox News for defamation and they are asking for $1.6 billion dollars. But, during discovery, Fox News learned that even executives within Dominion were well aware of the poor software they were selling to states.
The AP shared:
Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News on Friday, arguing the cable news giant falsely claimed in an effort to boost faltering ratings that the voting company had rigged the 2020 election.
The lawsuit is part of a growing body of legal action filed by the voting company and other targets of misleading, false and bizarre claims spread by President Donald Trump and his allies in the aftermath of Trump’s election loss to Joe Biden. Those claims helped spur on rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in a violent siege that left five people dead, including a police officer. The siege led to Trump’s historic second impeachment.
The AP report was chock full of lies. But, then what stories have you read from the Associated Press that was not? Since the 2020 election, there has been a solid effort to cover all of the problems with how the election was run, mostly concentrating on the voting machines. Dominion is now in a tight spot. Not only will it be nearly impossible to win their many defamation lawsuits, the odds are that the accused will ask for sanctions against Dominion. At minimum, they will have to pay the legal fees for all of the defendants.
On Thursday, FOX News filed a brief in this case with Dominion Voting Systems. FOX News uncovered some material issues with Dominion and its voting systems. These items were so serious that Dominion employees expressed concerns about these issues.
Mark Beckstrand, a Dominion Sales Manager, confirmed that other parties “have gotten ahold of [Dominion’s] equipment illicitly” in the past. Beckstrand identified specific instances in Georgia and North Carolina and testified that a Dominion machine was “hacked” in Michigan. Beckstrand confirmed that these security failures were “reported about in the news.”
And just weeks before the 2020 presidential election, Dominion’s Director of Product Strategy and Security, Eric Coomer, acknowledged in private that “our shit is just riddled with bugs.” Indeed, Coomer had been castigating Dominion’s failures for years. In 2019, Coomer noted that “our products suck.” He lamented that “[a]lmost all” of Dominion’s technological failings were “due to our complete f— up in installation.”
In another instance, he identified a “*critical* bug leading to INCORRECT results.” Ex.H4, Coomer Email (Jan. 5, 2018). He went on to note: “It does not get much worse than that.” And while many companies might have resolved their errors, Coomer lamented that “we don’t address our weaknesses effectively!”
A security expert in Antrim County noted that a glitch in the software caused 6,000 votes for President Trump were flipped to Joe Biden. In addition, after the 2020 Election, Dominion received complaints from Georgia, noting irregularities with machine counts that required employees to reprogram the machines.