Dominion Voting Systems released a statement demanding former Michigan state Sen. Patrick Colbeck “retract his claims” about the company’s alleged role in voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
Dominion accused Colbeck of waging a “disinformation campaign” while touring the state giving presentations called “Case for MI Decertification,” during which he claimed Dominion was “stealing the election” from former president Donald Trump.
“You are knowingly sowing discord in our democracy, all the while soliciting exorbitant amounts of money—totaling over $1 million so far—from your audiences paid directly to your personal business,” the company said in its complaint, according to the Detroit News.
Dominion threatened to sue Colbeck if he did not retract his claims about the company immediately.
“In light of the information that has long been known to you and is additionally set forth above, the only responsible thing for you to do at this point is to publicly and forcefully retract your false claims about Dominion and set the record straight regarding the fake evidence and fake experts you have put forward,” the complaint letter added. “Make no mistake—Dominion will hold you accountable for these lies.”
This is the latest defamation complaint filed by Dominion. The company also filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Trump campaign lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, as well as lawsuit against pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell, and a $1 billion lawsuit against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
Colbeck testified before the state Senate Oversight Committee on Dec. 1 to provide evidence of the “rampant” voter fraud that allegedly took place during Michigan’s presidential election. Even if the fraud was not rampant, however, Colbeck argued it was still “significant.”
During the hearing, Colbeck said Iran, China, and other nations were able to hack into Dominion’s voting machines because they were connected to the Internet.
As evidence, he cited Antrim County, where it was discovered that many votes for Trump had been switched to votes for President Joe Biden.
Dominion responded to the allegation and said it was false.
“If foreign countries, hackers, Democrats, space aliens, or anyone else had hacked into the Dominion machines in Antrim County and manipulated the vote tallies in those machines, then the machine tallies would not match the votes on the paper ballots in the possession of the Republican county officials,” Dominion’s complaint states.