Dominion Voting Systems was already suing President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Fox News over claims of election conspiracy theories and now they just announced they are also suing Newsmax and One America News (OAN). Newsmax is the only one named in the suit to reply with a statement (see below) calling this lawsuit an attempt to “undermine a free press.”
How does anyone know if Dominion rigged the election if there hasn’t been a proper investigation into the election of 2020? Newsmax and OAN were reporting what they knew about the possibility of “irregularities” with the voting machines. It’s guaranteed that if the tables were turned, there would be an investigation and reporting 24/7.
On Tuesday, according to CNBC, Dominion Voting Systems filed defamation suits against One America News Network, Herring Networks’ Newsmax Media and the founder and former CEO of Overstock for claiming that the company rigged the 2020 U.S. election for Joe Biden. OAN personalities Chanel Rion and Christina Bobb, and Herring Networks owners Robert Herring and Charles Herring were also mentioned in the suit.
former CEO of Overstock Patrick Byrne pictured below:
The two pro-Trump news organizations reported on irregularities found in the results of the 2020 election, unlike other news sources who chose to ignore the findings.
The complaints detail that the named defendants “knowingly and continuously sold the false story of election fraud in the 2020 presidential election, with Dominion cast as the villain.”
Dominion lawyer Stephen Shackelford, a partner at Susman Godfrey LLP wrote, “Newsmax and OAN both endorsed, repeated, broadcast, and amplified a series of verifiably false lies about Dominion to serve their own commercial purposes. Patrick Byrne is responsible for bankrolling and promoting a viral disinformation campaign about Dominion that reached millions of people worldwide. We are suing to set the record straight, to vindicate Dominion’s rights, to hold the defendants accountable, and to recover damages for the devastating economic harm done to Dominion’s business.”
Dominion CEO John Poulos pictured below:
Newsmax replied with a statement:
“While Newsmax has not reviewed the Dominion filing, in its coverage of the 2020 Presidential elections, Newsmax simply reported on allegations made by well-known public figures, including the President, his advisors and members of Congress…Dominion’s action today is a clear attempt to squelch such reporting and undermine a free press.”