DOMINION VOTING SUES FORMER TRUMP LAWYER FOR $1.3 BILLION

The elections company Dominion Voting Systems, which has been at the center of many of President Trump’s conspiracy narratives about the 2020 election, filed suit Friday against one of the loudest amplifiers of those false stories.

The company sued Sidney Powell, a lawyer who previously worked for the Trump campaign and who has spent much of the past two months claiming Dominion rigged the election and was somehow tied to the Venezuelan regime of the late Hugo Chavez.

Powell has more than 1 million followers on Twitter alone, and the 124-page lawsuit filed by Dominion is almost entirely filled with her various conspiracies about election fraud.

“We’re filing this lawsuit because 300 families have staked their livelihoods on this company,” Dominion CEO John Poulos said on Friday.

The lawsuit also notes that as a result of the claims Powell and others have made, election officials and Dominion employees have been the subject of harassment and death threats.

Coomer, who is Dominion’s head of product strategy and security, also filed suit last month against a number of pro-Trump figures, including Powell.

Dominion said Friday that the company may file future lawsuits as well against conservative media outlets and even potentially Trump himself.

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