Dominion Voter Systems, the voter software company behind is fighting back against numerous complaints of alleged voter fraud with its software in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and other battleground states. Dominion created a page on their website titled Election 2020: Setting the Record Straight where they attempt to walk back some of the complaints. Their responses to online allegations are posted below:
First and foremost, Dominion Voting Systems categorically denies any claims about any vote switching or alleged software issues with our voting systems. Dominion systems continue to reliably and accurately count ballots, and state and local election authorities have publicly confirmed the integrity of the process. Edison Research has also categorically denied any claims that their data suggests any voting irregularities, including vote switching.
When asked if the company had noticed these or any other anomalies in the voting data, Edison Research President Larry Rosin told The Dispatch Fact Check, “Edison Research created no such report and we are not aware of any voter fraud.”
Dominion Voting Systems and its thousands of election customers across the nation are committed to ensuring voter confidence in the U.S. electoral process. This year, despite the fact that voting has proceeded smoothly in all 28 states where our systems are used, close vote counts in several battleground states coupled with delayed results reporting have created the opportunity for a number of company-focused rumor and disinformation campaigns to spread online.
It is essential to set the record straight on FACTS versus RUMORS:
Claims about Dominion switching or deleting votes are 100% false. Dominion systems continue to reliably and accurately count ballots, and state and local election authorities, as well fact checkers, have publicly confirmed the integrity of the process.
- Claims that 2.7 million votes for President Trump were deleted – including 941,000 in Pennsylvania – are mathematically impossible. In Pennsylvania, Dominion serves 14 counties that produced 1.3 million votes with a voter turnout of 76%. Fifty-two percent of those votes went to President Trump. Calculating that out, Dominion processed about 676,000 votes for the President in Pennsylvania. There never were 941,000 votes to “delete.”
Dominion has no company ownership relationships with any member of the Pelosi family, the Feinstein family, or the Clinton Global Initiative. Dominion works with all political parties; our customer base and our government outreach practices reflect this nonpartisan approach.
- As reported by the Associated Press, “Dominion made a one-time philanthropic commitment at a Clinton Global Initiative meeting in 2014, but the Clinton Foundation has no stake or involvement in Dominion’s operations, the nonprofit confirmed to The Associated Press.”
No credible reports or evidence of any software issues exist. While no election is without isolated issues, Dominion Voting Systems are reliably and accurately counting ballots. State and local election authorities have publicly confirmed the integrity of the process.
- Per the Michigan Secretary of State, “the correct results always were and continue to be reflected on the tabulator totals tape and on the ballots themselves.” The Georgia Secretary of State has also repeatedly stated throughout the count that “[a]s the work goes on, I want to assure Georgia voters that every legal vote was cast and accurately counted.”
Claims about software updates being done the night before Election Day are 100% false.
- Georgia Voting System Implementation Manager Gabe Sterling has independently and unequivocally rebutted inaccurate claims made about an update to machines on the eve of the election. He affirmed in his daily press briefing on November 9 that “nothing was done to the [PollPad] system after [October 31],” when voter files were updated as part of normal procedure.
There are no issues with the use of Sharpie pens related to hand-marked paper ballots.
Election officials provide writing instruments that are approved for marking ballots to all in-person voters using hand-marked paper ballots. Dominion Voting Systems machines can read all of these instruments, including Sharpies.
- Per the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, “if a ballot has issues that impacts its ability to be scanned, it can be hand counted.”
- The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors assured voters that “sharpies do not invalidate ballots,” and that the county “did extensive testing on multiple different types of ink with [their] new vote tabulation equipment.”
- Dominion has stated that “Sharpie pens are safe and reliable to use on ballots, and recommended due to their quick-drying ink.”
All U.S. voting systems must provide assurance that they work accurately and reliably as intended under federal U.S. Election Assistance Commission and state certification and testing requirements. Election safeguards – from testing and certification of voting systems, to canvassing and auditing – prevent malicious actors from tampering with vote counts and ensure that final vote tallies are accurate. Read more from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.