Dominion Voting Systems, the voting equipment maker, issued another statement on Wednesday, asserting that there were “unfounded allegations being made against the company and its voting systems” in recent days.
“Dominion does not operate in Allegheny County or Philadelphia County,” the company said, adding: “Dominion voting systems are designed and certified by the U.S. government to be closed and do not rely on network connectivity. Dominion’s tabulators also do not have exposed USB or other memory ports.”
Dominion again said that its employees do not tabulate votes, saying that only state and county election officials do.
“Dominion does not work in non-certified areas such as voter-registration systems, poll-books, or signature verification software, and we do not provide vote-by-mail printing,” the Toronto-based company added.
It came after lawyer Sidney Powell filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Michigan, alleging that “hundreds of thousands of illegal, ineligible, duplicate, or purely fictitious ballots” were enabled by “massive election fraud.”
The suit claimed that election software and hardware from Dominion Voting Systems used by the Michigan Board of State Canvassers helped facilitate the fraud.
“The Dominion systems derive from the software designed by Smartmatic Corporation, which became Sequoia in the United States,” the complaint reads.
Dominion said that it has no financial or organizational ties to Smartmatic, although it said it purchased assets from a company formerly owned by Smartmatic. Both Dominion and Smartmatic have denied ties to foreign governments.
Powell’s complaint cited a former electronic intelligence analyst under the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion who declared that the Dominion software was accessed by agents acting on behalf of China and Iran to monitor and manipulate elections, including the 2020 U.S. general election.