Voting system firm gets retraction from Fox as litigation is threatened

In an article by Mary Papenfuss of Huffington Post called “Lou Dobbs’ Vote Fraud Lies Debunked On His Program After Legal Threat By Vote Tech Firm,” the following paragraphs tell a story that needs a wider audience.

“Fox Business host Lou Dobbs aired a segment on his program Friday debunking his own screeds about election fraud following a legal threat from a company he’s been baselessly attacking.

Dobbs featured a nonpartisan election expert who shot down his attacks after Fox News, which owns Fox Business, received a letter from a lawyer representing the election tech company Smartmatic.

‘There are lots of opinions about the integrity of the election,’ Dobbs said at the start of the segment, before turning to a pretaped interview with Edward Perez of the nonprofit Open Source Election Technology Institute contradicting his claims about Smartmatic.

The detailed 20-page letter from Smartmatic demanded a “full and complete retraction of all false and defamatory statements and reports” aired by the network in its coverage of the presidential election. Similar letters were sent to media outlets Newsmax and One America News, which regularly back Donald Trump.

‘Fox News has engaged in a concerted disinformation campaign against Smartmatic,’ the letter stated. ‘Fox News told its millions of viewers and readers that Smartmatic was founded by [the late Venezuelan President] Hugo Chávez, that its software was designed to fix elections, and that Smartmatic conspired with others to defraud the American people and fix the 2020 U.S. election by changing, inflating, and deleting votes.’

The claims are categorically false, stated the letter, which included quotes from Dobbs that it slammed as ‘false and defamatory statements/implications.’”

In article by Jeremy Diamond of CNN called “Sidney Powell back at the White House Sunday night,” the following paragraphs reveal that even the outgoing president’s legal team will is at risk of litigation..

Shortly after that meeting Friday, Trump’s campaign staff received a memo from the campaign legal team on Saturday instructing them to preserve all documents related to Dominion Voting Systems and Powell in anticipation of potential litigation by the company against the pro-Trump attorney.

The memo, viewed by CNN, references a letter Dominion sent to Powell last week demanding she publicly retract her accusations and instructs campaign staff not to alter, destroy or discard records that could be relevant.

The threat of lawsuit is not a complete surprise, but it is an important. One of the items that jumps out of the article is the comment how easily it could have been to check the veracity of the statements being made. This is a clear indication that many of the folks who are considered news sources are not journalists that do homework.

One thing that has been discussed by legal experts is judges could bring action against Trump’s attorneys for making frivolous claims and basically wasting the time of the court. That would be telling. As for these two voting system companies possibly bringing litigation, I think legislators who are on the Trump bandwagon supporting his wide-scale voter fraud claims need to answer questions on camera about these retracted stories.

Lou Dobbs’ Vote Fraud Lies Debunked On His Program After Legal Threat By Vote Tech Firm | HuffPost

Sidney Powell back at the White House Sunday night – CNNPolitics

17 thoughts on “Voting system firm gets retraction from Fox as litigation is threatened

  1. You’re so right, Keith … this needs to be seen and heard by a wide audience, preferably some of those who have fallen for the lies of the Trump administration and his cronies. I will re-blog later this evening … thank you for this post!

  2. Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
    All the hullaballoo by Trump & Co about voter fraud has long since been disproven, and his claims, as parroted by Fox anchor Lou Dobbs about voting machine irregularities has also now been disproven. This is something every single person in this nation needs to hear and understand … it was all a pack of lies! Keith has written a post we all need to be aware of … it puts paid to the lies. Thanks, Keith!

  3. Trump’s antics and those of the folk who placed him there are beginning to remind me of an incident back during the Anti-War protests of the 1960s. When on Oct. 21, 1967, beat poet Allen Ginsburg led the crowd in a Tibetan chanting in an effort to psychically levitate the Pentagon into space.
    Only Trump’s do not come across as whimsical.

    • Roger, I have often said the outgoing president is the most corrupt and deceitful president since Richard Nixon, who was a crook. Yet, he reminds me more of a blend between Nixon and J. Edgar Hoover, both of whom had lists and files on enemies. John Lennon was even on the list to show how deep the lists went. Keith

      • The _only_ thing I’ve read about the current president that is objective and a unabashed good thing is that he completely abstains. Otherwise he’s somehow worse at (subject goes here) than some previous or current political or public person. That’s hard.

      • It says much about Trump that over the past few years I have found people writing things along the lines of …
        ‘Well, at least Nixon did….’
        or
        ‘If only he had controlled his demons….’
        Who would have ever thought we would enter an age where Nixon could evoke nostalgia?
        Let us hope there is not one where we or our descendants do the same to Trump!

      • Roger, thank goodness Nixon did not have Twitter. But, he was pretty active in denying the truth without it. The current president will not be remembered well. Were he able to turn the aside the election results, America would no longer be a democracy. Keith

  4. Note to Readers: The latest pertinent comment from Republican Congressman Denver Riggleman
    .
    “As Trump’s assault on democracy triggers infighting within the GOP, one Republican congressman rejects the election denialism and his party’s extremism, saying ‘it’s a constant fight in the Republican Party’ to try to ‘stop the lunatics from taking over the asylum.'”

    • Lucky for them the analogy he chose wasn’t a state prison, because the obvious result there is to call up the disciplined troops and surround the place until they go quietly.

      • Interesting comment. Political comedian Bill Maher was the first public figure to say two years ago that Trump won’t leave. Then, about a year ago, news comedian John Oliver said they will have to drag Trump out of the White House. They don’t sound so funny anymore.

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