Denver-based electronic voting service company denies presidential election fraud claims

Source: Xinhua Published: 2020/11/22 13:28:12

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"There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised," according to a statement made by a coalition of leading federal and state election officials that oversees US election security.

Dominion, one of the most widely used voting equipment companies in the United State on Saturday cited on its website these remarks, which were released by the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and continued denying "false assertions about vote switching and software issues with our voting system."

This week, the company headquartered in Denver, Colorado, struggled with a hoax amplified by followers of the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory, which alleged that its voting machines had been compromised, resulting in millions of votes for US President Donald Trump being deleted or switched to votes for former Vice President Joe Biden in the presidential election early this month.

Even before polls closed on Election Day, as he fell behind on votes, Trump targeted the Dominion voting systems as the culprit behind his defeat, tweeting several times about the "horrendous" voting systems.

The company found itself in the hot seat as the president keeps unwilling to concede the election after Biden claimed his victory, then it had fired back repeatedly at claims of malfeasance by Trump attorneys trying to invalidate the 2020 election results.

"An unsubstantiated claim about the deletion of 2.7 million pro-Trump votes that was posted on the Internet and spread on social media has been taken down and debunked by independent fact-checkers," it said in an online document titled "Setting The Record Straight: Facts & Rumors."

"Completely false," the company that provides voting equipment and software to more than half of America's 50 states and 1,300 jurisdictions noted in the scathing, one-page, 7-point document rebuke of several conspiracy claims of voter fraud.

"Claims that 941,000 votes for President Trump in Pennsylvania were deleted are impossible," the Dominion study continued, refuting a key component of QAnon's strategy of voter fraud.

A federal judge in the US state of Pennsylvania on Saturday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Trump's campaign seeking to block millions of mail-in ballots in the state.

Addressing another popular rigged election theory, Dominion said "assertions of'supercomputer' election fraud conspiracies are 100 percent false."

"The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has debunked claims about the existence of a secret CIA program for vote fraud called Hammer and Scorecard," it noted.

Dominion's posting also addressed and denounced attempts by Trump administration lawyers to connect leading Democrats with the company.

On Nov. 8, Sidney Powell, a member of Trump's legal team involved in challenging election results told "Sunday Morning Futures" that "Democrats were stealing the election from Trump by manipulating the Dominion Voting Systems vote-counting software."

Dominion rebuffed the claim Saturday by saying that "Dominion works with all US political parties; our customer base and our government outreach practices reflect this nonpartisan approach."

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