All those election conspiracy theories could become very expensive. Dominion Voting Systems announced it was suing Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. NBC News writes:
Dominion said in a 107-page complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that “as a result of the defamatory falsehoods peddled by Giuliani” in conjunction with other Trump allies and pro-Trump media outlets, “Dominion’s founder and employees have been harassed and received death threats, and Dominion has suffered unprecedented and irreparable harm.”
Dominion seeks $1.3 billion in damages from Giuliani.
According to the New York Times, the damages are based on “more than 50 statements Mr. Giuliani made at legislative hearings, on Twitter, on his podcast and in the conservative news media, where he spun a fictitious narrative of a plot by one of the biggest voting machine manufacturers in the country to flip votes to President Biden.”
Giuliani and Sidney Powell, another attorney for Trump, said on multiple occasions that Dominion was “somehow involved in a rigged election, partly as a result of ties to a long-deceased Venezuelan dictator.”