Fox News lawyers have cited discovery information in a legal brief, which indicates Dominion Voting Systems’ employees acknowledged serious problems with the company’s technology, according to a report from Just the News.
This comes after the company sued Fox News for $1.6 billion in a defamation lawsuit, following the spread of alleged conspiracy theories alleging that Dominion’s voting machines were hacked to flip election results.
According to a 2018 email obtained from Dominion’s Director of Product Strategy and Security, Eric Coomer, he acknowledged a “critical bug leading to incorrect results.”
In another 2019 email, Coomer wrote, “we don’t address our weaknesses effectively.”
Additionally, a Dominion Sales Manager, Mark Beckstrand, testified that other parties had obtained Dominion’s equipment illicitly in the past, and he identified specific instances in Georgia, North Carolina, and Michigan where security failures were reported in the news.
Days before the 2020 presidential election, Coomer conceded in an email that his company’s technology “is just riddled with bugs.”
Furthermore, after the election, Dominion received complaints from jurisdictions in Georgia noting “irregularities with machine counts” that required Dominion’s employees “to reprogram the machines.”
Fox News is currently being sued by Dominion for $1.6 billion, despite the fact that Staple Street Capital, Dominion’s current owner, paid only “$38.3 million for a roughly 75% stake in the company in 2018,” according to Fox News’ legal brief.
Furthermore, “Dominion’s own expert calculated Dominion’s alleged lost business opportunities at a mere $88 million.”
Dominion’s fact-check website page says regarding claims that Dominion machines were at fault in the initial release of incorrect results from the 2020 election in Antrim County that the machines in the county “accurately counted votes” and that the Michigan Secretary of State “confirmed that a results reporting issue was due to user error,” Just the News notes.
“The Michigan County Clerks Association supported this finding. A Michigan Senate review of the 2020 election found no fraud, and went further by recommending investigation of those making money from false claims of fraud in the Antrim County election,” the webpage goes on to say. “A lawsuit alleging voter fraud in Antrim County based on a widely-debunked ‘forensic audit report’ has been dismissed.”