Court documents released in a state defamation case, brought by Dominion’s security director Eric Coomer, proved that Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign knew accusations against Dominion Voting Systems were false within weeks of the election.
“The memo produced by the Trump campaign shows that, at least internally, the Trump campaign found there was no evidence to support the conspiracy theories regarding Dominion,” Coomer’s attorneys wrote in the court filings, further arguing that the campaign “continued to allow its agents … to advance debunked conspiracy theories and defame” Coomer, “apparently without providing them with their own research debunking those theories.”
The campaign memo debunked claims alleging Dominion was in arms with Venezuela and “left wing ‘antifa’ activists,” and that machines used by Dominion were those of their rival Smartmatic.
A New York Times report suggested Trump’s campaign had already prepared an internal memo on many of the outlandish claims about the company, Dominion Voting Systems, and the separate software company, Smartmatic. The memo had determined that those allegations were untrue.
The report added, “Trump has continued to pedal lies about fraud in the 2020 election up until now, almost a year after ballots were cast,” it continued.
“The former president has also extended those baseless claims to more recent elections, claiming they were also tainted by widespread fraud. Trump has, of course, presented absolutely no evidence to support those outlandish allegations.”
Trump allies continue to stand firm by the fraud allegation even after watching them get repeatedly debunked. Moreover, legal challenges involving them have been continuously failing in court.
An ally of Trump said in an interview with Australian Broadcasting Company, described the fraud in the 2020 election as “essentially a bloodless coup where they took over the presidency of the United States without a single shot being fired”.
“I am saying that thousands of Americans had some role in it, knowingly or unknowingly,” she said.