(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) John Poulos, the CEO of Dominion Voting Systems, has expressed serious concerns about the future of the company in the aftermath of the 2020 election and the subsequent media coverage, Becker News reported.
The revelation, which Poulos offered an interview with Time magazine published on Thursday, came just two weeks after a national survey showed that distrust in the 2020 election had reached an all-time high, with nearly two-thirds of respondents believing it was stolen in some way, whether legal or illegal.
Update: A new high in voter distrust of the 2020 election results is set today.
"How likely is it that cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election?"
Likely / Not Likely –
Dem: 45% / 50%
Ind: 64% / 28%
Rep: 80% / 16%
All: 62% / 32% (new record high) pic.twitter.com/b8LWPOo586
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) May 3, 2023
Fortunately for Dominion, it recently benefited from a $787.5 billion payout courtesty of Fox News, a BlackRock-owned media company that opted to settle rather than defend a defamation lawsuit which could have aired the private text messages of its executives and top talent.
Nonetheless, Poulos griped that Dominion’s time as the leading manufacturer of election software and equipment had ended prematurely due to the negative press coverage in 2020 and the past three years.
“Whenever the next time a customer chooses to buy a new system—because every eight years or so, you replace your voting system for obsolescence and for certification issues—they’ll just say, ‘Man, it’s just not worth going through the hassle just to buy Dominion,’” he said.
Poulos claimed the quality of the product and the price would not be the problem, but rather the public perception.
“They might be a little less expensive, they might be a little more functional, their service offering might be a little better,” he noted. “But it’s so much brain damage working with them because of the public outcry.”
He also suggested that the customers ultimately cared about not ending up in the political spotlight, and that Dominion’s name would forever be tied up with the suspect 2020 election.
“It’s just easier for our customers to use something that’s not Dominion,” Poulos added. “We just know that our business ultimately goes to zero.”
In an embarrassing gaffe, an email leaked in February in which a Dominion executive admitted prior to the 2020 election that his company’s machines were full of software flaws.
“Our products suck,” said Eric Coomer, Dominion’s then-director of product strategy and security.
“Almost all” of Dominion’s technological failings were “due to our complete f**k up in installation,” Coomer added.
He also noted that Dominion “s**t is just riddled with bugs.”