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Politics Trump campaign, others: Dominion worker suit is groundless

06:42  14 october  2021
06:42  14 october  2021 Source:   msn.com

Dominion sues Newsmax, OAN, and ex-Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne for promoting election conspiracy theories

  Dominion sues Newsmax, OAN, and ex-Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne for promoting election conspiracy theories Newsmax and One America News Network hosts have pushed conspiracy theories that Dominion has secret ties to Venezuela and rigged the 2020 election.The lawsuit against OAN accuses it of engaging "in a race to the bottom with Fox and other outlets such as Newsmax to spread false and manufactured stories about election fraud.

Dominion Worker Defamation- Suit . (2018 Atlanta Journal Constitution). Attorneys for President Donald Trump ’s re-election campaign , its onetime attorney Rudy Giuliani and conservative media figures asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by a former employee of Dominion Voting Systems who argues he lost his job after being named in false charges as trying to rig the 2020 election.

The Trump campaign debunked election fraud claims involving Dominion Voting Systems’ voting machines days before Trump allies like attorney Rudy Giuliani started widely promoting those same allegations, court documents discovered by the New York Times show, suggesting the campaign knew the fraud claims were false but let them spread anyway.

DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, its onetime attorney Rudy Giuliani and conservative media figures asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by a former employee of Dominion Voting Systems who argues he lost his job after being named in false charges as trying to rig the 2020 election.

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018 file photo, Eric Coomer from Dominion Voting demonstrates his company's touch screen tablet that includes a paper audit trail at the second meeting of Secretary of State Brian Kemp's Secure, Accessible & Fair Elections Commission in Grovetown, Ga. Attorneys for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, its onetime attorney Rudy Giuliani and conservative media figures asked a judge Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by Coomer, a former employee of Dominion Voting Systems, who argues he lost his job after being named in false charges as trying to rig the 2020 election.  (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018 file photo, Eric Coomer from Dominion Voting demonstrates his company's touch screen tablet that includes a paper audit trail at the second meeting of Secretary of State Brian Kemp's Secure, Accessible & Fair Elections Commission in Grovetown, Ga. Attorneys for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, its onetime attorney Rudy Giuliani and conservative media figures asked a judge Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by Coomer, a former employee of Dominion Voting Systems, who argues he lost his job after being named in false charges as trying to rig the 2020 election. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Eric Coomer, a former security director at Colorado-based Dominion, says in the lawsuit he was driven into hiding by death threats after the Trump campaign and others publicized an unverified report that Coomer told activists of the Antifa movement in a pre-election telephone call that the vote could be fixed for Joe Biden.

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President Donald Trump ’s campaign and its former lawyer Sidney Powell were sued by a worker at Dominion Voting Systems Inc., which Powell has placed at the center of a vast and unhinged election fraud conspiracy. Eric Coomer, director of product strategy and security at Dominion , alleges the campaign and Powell, along with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and others , recklessly spread dubious and unverifiable claims that he’d conspired with Antifa activists to switch votes to President-elect Joe Biden.

An election systems worker driven into hiding by death threats has filed a defamation lawsuit against President Trump 's campaign , two of its lawyers and some conservative media figures and outlets. They blockaded Jersey’s main port, after accusing the Channel Island government of not granting enough licences and imposing unfair conditions on them. But such disputes rarely lead to Royal Navy and French gunboats eyeing each other across the waves unless it suits politicians on both sides.

Despite repeated claims and lawsuits, there has been no evidence that the 2020 election was rigged or of widespread fraud.

Coomer’s Denver District Court lawsuit names the Trump campaign, Giuliani and onetime campaign lawyer Sidney Powell, conservative columnist Michelle Malkin, the website Gateway Pundit, Colorado activist Joseph Oltmann and One America News Network.

The case centers around reporting of the alleged September 2020 phone call by Oltmann.

His attorney said that Oltmann identified someone referred to as “Eric” on the purported call as Coomer by Googling the name and Dominion. Oltmann also found private anti-Trump social media posts by Coomer, said attorney Andrew DeFranco.

Oltmann publicized his findings on a podcast, and he was both interviewed about it and it was picked up by the other defendants, the lawsuit alleges. Both President Trump and his son Eric Trump tweeted references to the report as the campaign launched ultimately unsuccessful lawsuits after the election alleging there was widespread voter fraud.

Trump Supporters Sue Dominion, Say Cease and Desist Letters 'Clearly Damaged' Them

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An election systems worker driven into hiding by death threats has filed a defamation lawsuit against President Trump ’s campaign , two of its lawyers, and some conservative media figures and outlets. Eric Coomer, security director at the Colorado-based Dominion Voting Systems, said he wants his life back after being named in false charges as a key actor in “rigging” the election for President-elect Joe Biden. There has been no evidence that the election was rigged. His lawsuit , filed Tuesday in district court in Denver County, Colorado, names the Trump campaign , lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney

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Giuliani and Powell both referred to Coomer in a post-election news conference alleging fraud.

“This case is not about whether Coomer was on the call in September 2020. This is about whether Oltmann reasonably believes that Coomer was on the call,” DeFranco said. “He believes it to this day.”

Defranco, Giuliani attorney Joe Sibley and Trump campaign attorney Eric Holway argued their clients didn’t act with malice, that the report was public knowledge, and that Coomer was a public figure — all conditions that should preclude Coomer from prevailing in his defamation suit.

Judge Marie Avery Moses repeatedly asked defense counsel if their clients investigated or tried to fact-check Oltmann’s claim. Counsel replied that their clients had a First Amendment right to address a report already in the public realm. Some insisted that there was no coordination or conspiracy against Coomer or Dominion, as Coomer's lawsuit contends.

Dominion Voting Systems suing Newsmax, One America News over election claims

  Dominion Voting Systems suing Newsmax, One America News over election claims The Dominion voting systems company is suing a pair of far-right media companies and the former head of Overstock.com for defamation based on statements made about the 2020 election. In separate lawsuits filed this week, the company alleges that One America News and Newsmax as well as Patrick Byrne, the former CEO of Overstock.com, made a series of false claims that the company's machines were manipulated to swing votes in President Biden'sIn separate lawsuits filed this week, the company alleges that One America News and Newsmax as well as Patrick Byrne, the former CEO of Overstock.

His lawsuit , filed Tuesday in district court in Denver County, Colorado, names the Trump campaign , lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, conservative columnist Michelle Malkin, the website Gateway Pundit, Colorado conservative activist Joseph Oltmann, and conservative media Newsmax and One America News Dominion and another voting technology company, Smartmatic, have begun to fight back against being named in baseless conspiracy theories. After legal threats were made, Fox News Channel and Newsmax in recent days have aired retractions of some claims made on their networks.

His lawsuit , filed Tuesday in district court in Denver County, Colorado, names the Trump campaign , lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, conservative columnist Michelle Malkin, the website Gateway Pundit, Colorado conservative activist Joseph Oltmann, and Dominion , which provided vote-counting equipment to several states, has denied accusations that it switched Trump votes in Biden’s favor, and no evidence has emerged to back those charges up. Dominion and another voting technology company, Smartmatic, have begun to fight back against being named in baseless conspiracy theories.

“There were serious doubts about election fraud at the time. The context is important,” Holway said.

Dominion, which provided vote-counting equipment to several states, has denied accusations that it switched Trump votes in Biden’s favor.

Coomer has insisted he has no connections to Antifa, was never on any call and that there is a recording of him is “wholly fabricated.”

He also has said that right-wing websites posted his photo, home address and details about his family. Death threats began almost immediately.

Coomer’s attorneys said they will present evidence of a pre-conceived narrative of election fraud looking for a target and that the defendants found one in Coomer. The hearing to dismiss his lawsuit continues Thursday.

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This story has been corrected to state that Oltmann published findings on a podcast, not Coomer.

Fact-checking Kari Lake, serial promoter of election lies and early frontrunner in GOP primary for Arizona governor .
In September, Mike Lindell, the pillow businessman and promoter of wildly inaccurate conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, said Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake was the first and only candidate he had endorsed. © Brandon Bell/Getty Images North America/Getty Images Kari Lake speaks during the Rally To Protect Our Elections conference on July 24, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. "And that says a lot," Lindell said while introducing Lake for an appearance on his talk show. "It says a lot about Kari." It sure does.

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