Dominion Voting Systems CEO John Poulos said he plans to sue pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell for defamation over her claims that his company’s voting machines contributed to widespread election fraud in key swing states.
Dominion sent a letter to Powell last month demanding that she retract her claims about the company or face a “substantial legal risk for defamation.”
Now, Poulos plans to follow through on that warning.
“Our focus right now is on Sidney Powell, and there’s very good reason for that. She is by far in our opinion the most egregious and prolific purveyor of the falsities against Dominion. Her statements have caused real damage. They’re demonstrably false,” Poulous told Axios.
Powell has alleged that Dominion’s algorithm flipped votes from President Trump to Democratic candidate Joe Biden and that the company paid off Georgia GOP officials to stay quiet on the alleged scheme.
“We were originally quiet and we sat back as a company,” Poulos said. “Because our hope was that all of these claims would be filed in a process in court where procedure and evidence is important. And it’s become clear to us that there is absolutely no interest to reveal this evidence because we know it doesn’t exist. And there’s no effort to actually put it in front of the court proceedings so that these allegations and all of the evidence can follow a proper process and be litigated right to the end.”
Powell has included scores of evidence and affidavits with lawsuits she has filed — none of which have gained any traction in courts.
When asked when his lawsuit against Powell would be filed, Poulos said, “It’s imminent.”
Poulous also did not rule out suing Trump, though he said he would let his legal team take the lead in that decision.
In its letter to Powell, Dominion claimed her allegations of voter fraud have done substantial damage to the company and its employees.
“As a result of your false accusations, Dominion has suffered enormous harm, and its employees have been stalked, have been harassed, and have received death threats,” Clare Lock, an attorney for Dominion, wrote in the letter.