Apr 4, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Dominion Voting Systems demands ex-Michigan lawmaker retract baseless fraud claims

Illustration of paper trail of votes.

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Dominion Voting Systems demanded on Friday that ex-Michigan state Sen. Patrick Colbeck retract claims that the company rigged the 2020 election in Michigan, and accused the former lawmaker of waging a "disinformation campaign."

Why it matters: Dominion has so far filed four defamation lawsuits — with the latest against Fox News — in an effort to collect billions in damages from pro-Trump figures who pushed baseless conspiracy theories about its voting machines during the presidential election.

What they're saying: "We do not yet fully understand why someone of your intelligence, academic pedigree, and experience would deliberately mislead the world about the integrity of an American election," the letter says in its conclusion.

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