CEO Dominion Voting Machines Predicts Company’s Demise – Good Riddance
Dominion Voting Systems, a prominent voting software company, recently secured a groundbreaking $787.5 million settlement in its defamation case against Fox News. However, despite this significant legal victory, CEO John Poulos remains pessimistic about the future of his business. In an interview with TIME magazine, Poulos expressed his belief that Dominion’s reputation has suffered irreparable damage due to “lies” spread by Fox News regarding the 2020 presidential election, leading him to predict the eventual demise of the company.
Poulos revealed that the settlement amount, while substantial, may not be sufficient to salvage Dominion’s prospects. He explained that the lasting impact of the claims propagated by Fox News has eroded customer trust, making it easier for clients to opt for alternative voting systems. Poulos stated, “It’s just easier for our customers to use something that’s not Dominion. We just know that our business ultimately goes to zero.”
Dominion Voting Systems, founded by Poulos two decades ago, became a household name during the 2020 election. Conspiracy theories, including allegations that the company manipulated voting machines to favor Joe Biden over Donald Trump, were spread. Fox News amplified these claims, resulting in public outrage against Dominion. One county in California even terminated its contract with the company, despite not having a replacement vendor in place.
Poulos described a scenario in which more customers would choose to sever ties with Dominion. While he believes that most government entities currently using Dominion’s products would not terminate their contracts prematurely, he anticipates a different outcome when these contracts come up for renewal. Poulos explained that the public outcry associated with working with Dominion would dissuade customers from continuing their partnerships with the company, even if other vendors offered slightly better pricing, functionality, or service.
When asked about his prediction that Dominion will eventually lose all its business, Poulos did not hesitate. He asserted, “Eventually, I suspect all of our customers will go a different direction. It’s just a matter of time.”
Despite the historic settlement with Fox News, Dominion still has six other defamation lawsuits pending, including cases against right-wing media companies Newsmax and One America News. The high-profile litigation against Fox News revealed internal communications casting doubt on the election fraud claims the network propagated, as well as disparaging remarks made by prominent personalities such as Tucker Carlson regarding Trump and his assertions. Dominion’s settlement also coincided with ongoing legal proceedings involving Smartmatic, another election technology company suing Fox News for $2.7 billion.
But despite the recent settlement in favor of Dominion by Fox, questions about the machines remain.
The integrity of voting machines has been a subject of intense scrutiny, particularly during the last election. Accusations and conspiracy theories have been leveled against Dominion Voting Systems and its partners, alleging that their software contains built-in mechanisms for cheating and manipulating vote tallies. While I haven’t personally verified these claims, they have gained traction and sparked concerns about the security and trustworthiness of voting machines.
Reports have suggested that the voting machine software includes a feature that assigns different weights to votes for different candidates. Supposedly, this allows for proportional reduction of votes for a specific candidate during the final tally. The existence of such a feature raises questions about its purpose and legitimacy within voting software. It is important to note that there is no valid reason for such a capability to be present in voting machines.
Another issue of concern is the connectivity of voting machines to the internet. Despite federal officials’ assertions that voting machines are not connected, it has been revealed that some machines indeed have internet capabilities. The risks associated with connecting voting machines to the internet are well understood, making it puzzling why machines with this capability are being leased for elections.
Since the Biden Administration has declined to investigate and cases have failed in Democrat dominated precincts, we may never know. But in the meantime, Dominion appears to have gone out of the voting machine business and into the lawsuit business.