Monday, March 4, 2024

Dominion Won’t Release Maricopa Passwords, Claims Voter Data as ‘Intellectual Property’

'No company should be compelled to participate in such an irresponsible act...'

The company at the heart of a vote-fraud conspiracy did little to assuage its skeptics by issuing an angry and defiant reply to Arizona auditors’ request for access to voter data.

Dominion Voting Systems shockingly claimed that the evidence of some 2.1 million votes cast in Maricopa County last year were now proprietary information that it could chose to supply or withhold at its pleasure, despite a subpoena from the state legislature.

“Releasing Dominion’s intellectual property to an unaccredited, biased, and plainly unreliable actor such as Cyber Ninjas would be reckless, causing irreparable damage to the commercial interests of the company and the election security interests of the country,” Dominion claimed in a statement. “No company should be compelled to participate in such an irresponsible act.”

The unhinged response came after Karen Fann, president of the Arizona Senate, sent a letter to Maricopa board chair Jack Sellers this week outlining a litany of major discrepancies that the audit had uncovered.

Topping the list was noncompliance with a subpoena to turn over the image data captured from routers used during the election.

Maricopa Sheriff Paul Penzone, a George Soros-funded Democrat, suspiciously claimed that those same routers contained personal information that could “endanger the lives” of law enforcement.

“If true, the fact that Maricopa County stores on its routers substantial quantities of citizens’ and employees’ highly sensitive personal information is an alarming indictment of the County’s lax data security practices, rather than of the legislative subpoenas,” Fann noted in the letter.

The issue surrounding Dominion’s exclusive possession of the passwords was another red flag, indicating that Maricopa voting officials were not, themselves, in control of overseeing the election.

“[I]t strains credulity to posit that the County has no contractual right to obtain (i.e., control of) password information from Dominion,” Fann wrote in her letter.

To many, including former president Donald Trump, the desperate effort to cover up any trace of malfeasance spoke volumes, confirming the worst suspicious about widespread meddling to throw the 2020 race for Democrat Joe Biden.

“The Democrats, upon hearing the news of the Court Order, have sent 73 lawyers to Arizona in an effort to stop this recount and full transparency because THEY KNOW WHAT THEY DID!” Trump said in a statement last month.

After failing to intimidate the prospective auditors into turning against the Arizona senate, left-wing activist groups—including at least two funded by Soros—launched a barrage of legal challenges to thwart and delay the recount.

Leftist talking points, echoed by national mainstream media, sought to discredit the auditing firm Cyber Ninjas in a variety of ways, including specious claims about its lax security practices.

When those proved to be unfounded, media shills complained about the lack of access due to excessive security.

In addition to a lack of cooperation from Maricopa officials, who now face the prospect of new subpoenas for their noncompliance, federal authorities with the Biden Justice Department have threatened to derail the audit process by claiming a thorough examination of the voter data could violate civil rights.

Dominion, meanwhile, has pressed several defamation cases against high-profile media outlets and public figures—including lawyers Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell—who sought to expose its possible role in vote manipulation during post-election legal and political challenges.

The expense involved has forced some, such as the upstart conservative network Newsmax, to settle the cases and retract their allegations.

However others, such as Lindell, have dug in, regarding the burden of evidence that Dominion would have to meet as an easy win for the defense. Among Lindell’s legal advisors, he says, is famed Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz.

The company would, first and foremost, need to establish that the claims were false. But given its refusal to grant open access to the data, defendants could insist during discovery on being allowed to conduct their own audits.

Even if the disputed election results were admissible as evidence to buttress the company’s claims that everything was on the up and up, Dominion would probably need to prove that the accusers acted with actual malice, especially given the degree of public interest and importance in the presidential election.

But the company’s own behavior has done enough to plant the seeds of suspicion, offering those in pursuit of the truth ample justification for wanting to dig deeper.

While it likely would be impossible to undo the outcome of the election, with Biden having already been certified the victor, the Maricopa saga has now led some to call for audits in other disputed battleground states.

In addition to Arizona, Dominion was responsible for supplying the voting equipment in all of the states where allegations of vote fraud have been most prominently raised, including Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Nevada and Virginia.

Another of the irregularities raised by Fann in her recent letter—that several key databases had been deleted from Maricopa’s Election Management System—led some to suggest that a deeper investigation of Dominion itself might soon be in order.

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