The new target of the Trump camp to scream fraud
This is the new angle of attack for Trump's side to denounce the "theft" of the US presidential election: the Dominion electoral software would have, according to him, erased or reassigned millions of votes destined for the president to his rival.
What is Dominion?
Dominion Voting Systems is a Canadian company founded in 2003 with headquarters in the United States in Denver, Colorado. Specializing in electoral technology, it provides local authorities with the machines and associated software that many Americans use to vote.
According to a study by the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, its technology reached more than 71 million American voters in 2016, in a total of 1,635 communities. This makes it the second largest vendor in the country, behind Election Systems & Software.
Donald Trump tweeted Thursday, in capital letters, information from the conservative One America News Network (OANN) that Dominion software had "erased 2.7 million Trump votes across the country," and that hundreds of thousands of Votes destined for him had been reallocated to Joe Biden in states that used Dominion technology.
Since then, his escort has relied on this "information" to attest to the large-scale electoral fraud that he denounces without concrete evidence to back it up.
Starting with the presidents personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who said Sunday on another conservative channel, Fox News, that Dominion was "a radical left business."
"A foreign company, which has very close ties with Venezuela, and therefore with China, and uses software from a Venezuelan company that has been used to steal elections in other countries," he said, among other accusations with a conspiratorial accent.
OANN did not publish its report on Dominion online, which was echoed by Donald Trump on Twitter Thursday. The channels manager said in an email to CNN that it would be featured in a large-scale investigation scheduled to air on November 21 and 22, without specifying what evidence it was based on.
Dominion Voting Systems defended itself in a press release against any flaws in its software. It refers to "human error" in the data processing of "certain counties", including Michigan, but ensures that these isolated incidents were resolved quickly.
Several local and national electoral authorities, including the cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency (CISA), which depends on the Ministry of Internal Security, also ruled out on Thursday the possibility of manipulating votes in machines.
"There is no evidence that an electoral system has erased, lost or changed votes, or that it has been hacked in any way," they said in a joint statement. "The November 3 election was the safest in American history."
Trump continues to scream he won, but hope of taking Pennsylvania back fades
On Twitter, the president of the United States continues to hammer, in capital letters, that he won the presidential election. However, it is interesting to note that Trump no longer speaks in the first person of the plural but in the singular.
His chances of recovering certain key states through justice are shrinking. Thus, the Trump campaign abandoned part of its demands in Pennsylvania. According to the Washington Post, lawyers for Trumps camp have presented a new version of their indictment, which no longer mentions the fact that electoral officials in the region violated the rights of the Trump campaign by preventing their observers from monitoring the count. of votes. Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani argued that more than 600,000 votes in the state should have been nullified as a result. As a reminder, Joe Biden won Pennsylvania with about 70,000 more votes than his Republican rival.
Lawyers for Trumps campaign are now focusing on allegations that Republicans were at a disadvantage because some Democratic-leaning constituencies allowed voters to correct errors on their ballots. The districts, however, said it only affected a small number of votes.