Dominion Voting Systems Employee Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Trump Campaign, Others

December 22, 2020 Updated: December 22, 2020

A Dominion Voting Systems employee who was the subject to allegations and questions about whether he was connected to the militant leftist group Antifa is suing President Donald Trump’s campaign, several other people, and news outlets.

Eric Coomer, a security executive who works at the Denver-based voting machine company, filed a lawsuit alleging that he was the victim of “false conspiracy theories.”

“Defendants, by their actions, have elevated Dr. Coomer into the national spotlight, invaded his privacy, threatened his security, and fundamentally defamed his reputation across this country,” the lawsuit said.

Coomer, in his suit (pdf) filed in Colorado on Tuesday, asserted that he was forced to leave his home for about a week after the presidential election.

“Today I have filed a lawsuit in Colorado in an effort to unwind as much of the damage as possible done to me, my family, my life, and my livelihood as a result of the numerous false public statements that I was somehow responsible for ‘rigging’ the 2020 presidential election,” Coomer said in a statement after filing the lawsuit.

“The widespread dissemination of false conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election has had devastating consequences both for me personally and for many of the thousands of American election workers and officials, both Republican and Democratic, who put aside their political beliefs to run free, fair, and transparent elections. Elections are not about politics; they are about accurately tabulating legally cast votes,” Coomer added.

Other than Trump’s campaign, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, lawyer Sidney Powell, The Gateway Pundit, Newsmax, OANN, OANN reporter Chanel Rion, and blogger Michelle Malkin were named in the suit.

The Epoch Times has reached out to the Trump campaign officials, Powell, Newsmax, OANN, and The Gateway Pundit for comment.

Dominion, meanwhile, has demanded that Powell retract statements she made about the company and its voting systems.

According to Coomer, a Colorado podcaster Joe Oltman—who was named in the lawsuit as well—claimed to have infiltrated a phone call with an Antifa group in Denver. A man named “Eric from Dominion,” Oltman said, claimed to the other members: “Don’t worry about the election. Trump is not going to win. I made effing sure of that.”

Coomer said he doesn’t have any ties with Antifa or other left-wing groups, adding that he was never involved in such a phone call.

“I have a personal political opinion. I may share that with friends and family, but I have never participated, or belonged to, any political groups, political action groups, social justice groups. I do not donate to political campaigns. I don’t donate to any PACs or anything like that,” he said, according to NPR.

A number of officials, poll observers, and even poll workers have said they’ve received threats during or after the Nov. 3 election. For instance, Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis last month said she received death threats and insults that she should be sexually assaulted for defending the president.

And in another example, Wayne County Board of Canvassers member William Hartmann said—like Coomer—he was forced to leave his home for a period of time.

“I was scared,” Hartmann, a Republican, told The Epoch Times on Tuesday. “[The police] actually had people stationed outside in different locations, watching, in case anything happened. They were there for three or four days.”

Hartmann and fellow Board member Monica Palmer said they received death threats and harassment after they initially refused to certify the results of the election last month.

“The news media went to my house and filmed the front of my house and my address,” Hartmann said. “And then my website was doxxed. And I got over 1,500 hate emails. And you got to then throw social media on top of that.”