An election systems worker driven into hiding by death threats has filed a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trumps campaign, two of its lawyers and some conservative media figures and outlets.
Eric Coomer, security director at the Colorado-based Dominion Voting Systems, said he wants his life back after being named in false charges as a key actor in rigging the election for President-elect Joe Biden. There has been no evidence that the election was rigged.
His lawsuit, filed Dec 22 in district court in Denver County, Colorado, names the Trump campaign, lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, conservative columnist Michelle Malkin, the website Gateway Pundit, Colorado conservative activist Joseph Oltmann, and conservative media Newsmax and One America News Network.
I have been thrust into the public spotlight by people with political and financial agendas but, at heart, I am a private person, Coomer said in a statement.
While I intend to do everything I can to recapture my prior lifestyle, I have few illusions in this regard, he said. And so, today, I put my trust in the legal process, which has already exposed the truth of the 2020 presidential election. Dominion, which provided vote-counting equipment to several states, has denied accusations that it switched Trump votes in Bidens favor, and no evidence has emerged to back those charges up.
Dominion and another voting technology company, Smartmatic, have begun to fight back against being named in baseless conspiracy theories. After legal threats were made, Fox News Channel and Newsmax in recent days have aired segments that challenge false allegations made about the companies on those networks.
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