A spokesman for Dominion Voting Systems told Fox News on Nov. 22 that the firm didn’t participate in a scheme to overturn the election.
“No, this is a non-partisan American company,” Michael Steel told Fox News in a bid to dispute claims made by Trump team lawyer Sidney Powell and others. “It is not physically possible for our machines to switch votes from one candidate to the other,” referring to President Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud.
“There is no way such a massive fraud could have taken place,” he said. “And there are no connections between our company and Venezuela, Germany, Barcelona,” or elsewhere. Steel said that the electronic vote can be audited via a paper trail.
Dominion Voting Systems, in an earlier statement, also disputed claims that it doesn’t allow its employees “access to the adjudication system” and they don’t “operate it.”
“The canvass process exists to allow election officials to validate and count ballots that were unable to be counted on Election Day because they needed additional adjudication,” the Toronto, Canada-based company said in a statement. “Access to any adjudication system resides with the election authority using it. The system is controlled through secure and verifiable user accounts, and all voter intent adjustments are securely logged in the system and then recorded in the digital image of the ballot.”
It came as Powell promised a significant lawsuit in the coming weeks.
“We have evidence now of information from the systems going to three or four different foreign countries during the time of the election, those countries themselves could have watched the live votes come in and changed the numbers,” said Powell last week on Fox Business, referring to Dominion and Smartmatic. “There’s significant evidence of foreign interference from the worst communist countries on the Earth with our election.”
Smartmatic and Dominion have denied having any organizational or financial ties.
Powell said her team has “all kinds of evidence that is mathematically irrefutable by experts, including three professors at Princeton, and it all proves the same thing, the evidence of individual poll watchers who saw votes come in, saw the machines manipulated.”
In a press conference last week, Powell alleged that there’s a transnational conspiracy involving the “influence of communist money” from countries including Cuba, Venezuela, and “likely China” to overturn the presidential race via election software. The longtime lawyer, who represented Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, then called on the Department of Justice to launch a criminal investigation.
Powell also made reference to a sworn affidavit from a whistleblower who worked in a Venezuelan military detail close to former leader Hugo Chavez, who said that elections “software and fundamental design of the electronic electoral system and software of Dominion and other election tabulating companies relies upon software that is a descendant of the Smartmatic Electoral Management System.” Dominion and Smartmatic have denied ties to each other as well as ties to the Venezuelan government, although Smartmatic was created in Venezuela years ago.