Fox lawsuit highlights effects of conspiracies on Dominion
- “They have to be courageous, or we are not going to get rid of these machines.”Cathy Darling Allen, the elected Shasta County clerk and registrar of voters, has defended the voting equipment and blamed “disproven conspiracy theories” for undermining the county’s election system and staff.
- PHOENIX (AP) — In Arizona’s most populous county, elected officials are bracing for what could happen when it comes time to replace its $2 million-a-year contract for voting equipment.Officials in Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, say they have no concerns about their current vendor, Dominion Voting Systems.
- In an interview, Lindell said he was prepared to help cover the costs of any lawsuits Shasta County might face.“They are within their rights of going to paper ballots and a hand count,” Lindell said.
- The county has more than 111,000 registered voters.Election security experts were concerned that the market for voting machines already was limited before the 2020 election, dominated by three companies.
- Fox has highlighted internal communications, including a chat in which one Dominion employee said, “God our products suck,” as well as a federal advisory outlining potential vulnerabilities reported in a Dominion system.Arizona’s Maricopa County has been at the forefront of the conspiracy theories about Dominion.
- The GOP-controlled Legislature in 2021 used its subpoena power to seize the county’s voting equipment and hired a firm run by Trump supporters to comb through it in search of evidence the machines were compromised.
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