Note: This report was intended to be published on Friday but a technical glitch, which we just discovered, prevented its publication.
Dominion Voting Systems has sued Texas-licensed attorney Sidney Powell, her firm and an associated fundraising organization for defamation arising from “wild” and “demonstrably false” accusations.
Dominion, its employees and Georgia officials were harmed “as a result of the defamatory falsehoods peddled by Powell – in concert with like-minded allies and media outlets who were determined to promote a false preconceived narrative,” the suit contends.
“There are mountains of direct evidence that conclusively disprove Powell’s vote manipulation claims against Dominion,” the company said it its 124-page suit. “Dominion brings this action to set the record straight, to vindicate the company’s rights under civil law, to recover compensatory and punitive damages … and to stand up for itself and its employees.”
Dominion’s suit is “baseless & filed to harass, intimidate & to drain our resources as we seek the truth,” Powell tweeted to her 1.2M followers a few hours before her account was suspended by the social network. “We will not be cowed in exercising our 1st Amendment rights or seeking truth.”
Powell is the lead attorney behind the so-called “kraken” lawsuits that have failed everywhere they have been filed.
Dominion CEO John Poulos told the Washington Post that he wanted the case to go to trial. “We feel that it’s important for the entire electoral process,” he told the Post. “The impacts go so far beyond us.”
“Tens of millions of people believed Powell’s defamatory falsehoods about Dominion,” the company argues. “As a result of the viral disinformation campaign against Dominion, the company and its employees have been targeted and have received calls for jail time and death threats.” As a result, the company spent more than $565K “on private security for the protection of its people” and nearly $1.2M “in an attempt to mitigate the harm on its reputation and business.”
The company is seeking $1.3B in damages in this case and may pursue other causes of action.
According to the State Bar’s web site, Powell, who received her law license in 1978, practices in business, criminal, and appellate (civil and criminal) law. She has no public disciplinary history.
Electoral College: Six Texans signed U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks’s (R-Ala.) objection to the electoral votes of the state of Nevada, including U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-Woodville), who appeared to have signed it twice. Babin’s name and signature appears on the lines for the 14th and 46th signatories. The other Texas delegation signers were U.S. Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler), Lance Gooden (R-Terrell), Ronny Jackson (R-Amarillo), Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) and Roger Williams (R-Austin).
Dickinson: A ping pong ball bearing the name of Sean Skipworth settled the tied mayoral runoff between the now mayor-elect and his opponent Jennifer Lawrence. The winning ball was pulled out of a hat. Skipworth and Lawrence each received 1,010 votes in last month’s runoff.
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