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Vote Machine Company Threatens Legal Action Against Conservative Media

Demands retractions from Fox News, Newsmax, OAN for spreading “disinformation”

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Voting Machine company Smartmatic has delivered legal notices to three conservative news networks, demanding retractions of claims that the company was involved in rigging the election in favour of Joe Biden.

According to reports, Smartmatic has issued legal notices to Fox News, OAN and Newsmax, accusing the networks of a “campaign [that] was designed to defame Smartmatic and undermine a legitimately conducted elections.”

The company is said to have accused Fox News of having “embarked on a disinformation campaign against Smartmatic,” by allowing Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell to make claims of vote fraud.

“Over the course of the campaign, Fox News published and republished dozens of false and misleading statements regarding Smartmatic,” the notice is said to read.

The legal notice also reportedly claims there is “no evidence or credible source to support” the vote rigging claims, and that anyone “would have easily discovered the falsity of the statements and implications being made about Smartmatic by performing even a modicum of investigation.”

The legal notice is also said to have specifically named Fox News hosts Lou Dobbs, Jesse Watters, and Maria Bartiromo, and indicates that Smartmatic could pursue legal action against them personally:

“Smartmatic demands a full and complete retraction of all false and defamatory statements reports published by Fox News. This retraction must be done with the same intensity and level of coverage that you used to defame the company in the first place,” the legal notice also reportedly states.

“This campaign is an attack on election systems and election workers in an effort to depress confidence in future elections and potentially counter the will of the voters, not just here, but in democracies around the world,” Smartmatic chief executive Antonio Mugica said in a statement.

At time of writing, only Newsmax has responded to the allegations, issuing a statement that notes “As any major media outlet, we provide a forum for public concerns and discussion. In the past we have welcomed Smartmatic and its representatives to counter such claims they believe to be inaccurate and will continue to do so.”

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Trump Reportedly Promises “Orderly Transition” Of Power After Pence Certifies Biden As Next President

“While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again”

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Americans awoke this morning to the news that President Donald Trump has reportedly promised an “orderly transition” of power following a certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election by Vice President Mike Pence at 3.41am.

Trump is reported to have said “Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20.”

The statement was released by aides on Twitter, following Trump’s account being suspended, with the tech company claiming the President was inciting violence.

“I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted,” Trump’s reported statement said, adding “While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again.”

The development came after a full day of marches in Washington D.C. that ended in chaos with a bloc of Trump supporters storming the Capitol building.

Senate and House votes on challenges to States’ election results were severely disrupted, with several being abandoned after lawmakers withdrew support.

It has been claimed that it was Pence, not Trump, who ordered the entire National Guard deployed to the Capitol, after police declared a 6pm city-wide curfew.

Pence later spoke, addressing those who stormed the building, saying “To those who wreaked havoc in our capitol today, you did not win. Violence never wins. Freedom wins. And this is still the people’s house”.

Trump was suspended on Twitter, having two tweets completely removed, one of which was a video in which he expressed sympathy for supporters, but urged those at the Capitol to go home.

His last visible tweet was a call for peaceful demonstrations:

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Rand Paul Calls Capitol Storm “Wrong And Un-American”

“Today’s mayhem sets back any intelligent debate for a generation”

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Senator Rand Paul labelled the chaos that unfolded at the Capitol building Wednesday as “wrong and un-American” and explained he was not siding with other Republicans on opposing the election verdict because he “cannot vote to overturn the verdict of the states”.

“I wrote a speech today. I was planning to say I fear the chaos of establishing a precedent that Congress can overturn elections,” Paul said before the vote.

“Boy, was I right. Chaos. Anarchy. It’s wrong and un-American,” he added, urging that the actions of those who stormed the Capitol has dramatically delegitimised any intelligent debate on election reform.

While Paul has supported President Trump, and noted that he believes the claims of fraud are substantiated, when it came to a vote, Paul said “I cannot vote to overturn” the results of the election.

“This would doom the electoral college forever,” Paul continued, noting “It was never intended by our founders that Congress have the power to overturn state-certified elections.”

“My oath to the Constitution doesn’t allow me to disobey the law. I cannot vote to overturn the verdict of the states,” Paul urged.

“It is one thing to be angry.” Paul continued, adding “It is another to focus one’s anger in a constructive way. That hasn’t happened today, to say the least.”

“We simply cannot destroy the Constitution, our laws, and the electoral college in the process,” Paul said, emphasising “I hope as the nation’s anger cools, we can channel that energy into essential electoral reforms in every state.”

He concluded by noting “America is admired around the world for our free elections. We must, we absolutely must, fix this mess and restore confidence and integrity to our elections.”

The Senator also tweeted out his comments:

The Senate and the House voted in the majority against the challenges to the election results in Arizona and Pennsylvania.

A majority of Republicans voted in support of President Trump’s claims of voter fraud, yet were outnumbered by Democrats and a smaller bloc of GOP lawmakers.

Other potential challenges to vote counts in Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Wisconsin failed to get off the ground after lawmakers withdrew their support in the wake of the unrest.

Vice President Mike Pence today certified Joe Biden as the victor of the election, and President Trump promised an “orderly transition” of power.

While details about the storming of the Capitol are scant at the moment, the portion of the march that broke off and stormed the Capitol building appears to have been in part triggered by agent provocateurs:

Alex Jones breaks down the eyewitness account of Antifa provocateurs inciting a violent standoff with Capitol police.

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Dominion Security Director Files Lawsuits Against Trump, Conservative Media

Gateway Pundit, Newsmax, and One America News Network (OANN) targeted over claims that Dominion employee ‘bragged’ about making sure Trump wasn’t re-elected

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A security director at Dominion Voting Systems, the company charged by many of playing a role in ‘rigging’ the US election via voting machines, is suing the Trump campaign and several conservative news outlets.

Eric Coomer has filed suit, claiming he has received death threats stemming from the accusations that Dominion helped sway the election in Joe Biden’s favour.

The defamation suit identifies the Trump campaign, as well as Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and the conservative news organisations Gateway Pundit, Newsmax, and One America News Network (OANN).

The suit also personally targets conservative talking heads Michelle Malkin and Joseph Oltmann.

Mr Coomer has been identified as the individual referred to by Oltmann as “Eric from Dominion” in statements made to OAN and other conservative outlets regarding alleged bragging to Antifa activists about making sure Trump wasn’t going to get re-elected:

The lawsuit states that Mr Coomer has been made “the face of false claims” in relation to Dominion’s alleged influence over the election.

The suit further states that photos of Coomer, as well as his home address and personal family details have been made public by some pro-Trump websites.

Mr Coomer has stated that “I’ve worked in international elections in all sorts of post-conflict countries where election violence is real and people are getting killed over it. And I feel that we’re on the verge of that.”

In an op-ed posted by the Denver Post, Coomer declared that he has “no connection to the Antifa movement” and “did not ‘rig,’ or influence the election.” 

The lawsuit comes on the heels of a similar threat of legal action by voting machine company Smartmatic, which has issued legal notices to Fox News, OAN and Newsmax, accusing the networks of a “campaign [that] was designed to defame Smartmatic and undermine a legitimately conducted elections.”

The legal notice is also said to have specifically named Fox News hosts Lou Dobbs, Jesse Watters, and Maria Bartiromo, and indicates that Smartmatic could pursue legal action against them personally.

Both Fox News, via Lu Dobbs, and Newsmax have since aired segments that critics say constitute ‘walk backs’ on previous allegations:

Dominion itself has not yet issued any legal notices to media outlets. It has, however, sent a letter to Sidney Powell, demanding she retract some “wild and reckless” allegations she has made about them.

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