Dominion CEO pushes back on ‘lies and smears’ of Trump and his allies about its voting machines
John Poulos, president and chief executive of Dominion Voting Systems, pushed back in an op-ed published Monday on the “lies and smears” pushed by Trump and his allies about voting machines manufactured by the company helping deliver the election to Biden.
“The wild allegations of recent weeks have fueled the harassment of election officials and Dominion employees across the country — including stalking and death threats,” Poulos wrote in the piece published by the Wall Street Journal. “The lies and smears have no basis in fact, but they do real damage to our democracy by casting doubt on the legitimacy of the electoral process.”
In the op-ed, Poulos specifically denied a litany of claims repeated by Trump’s legal team and other allies of the president.
“The allegations against Dominion are bizarre, but I’ll set the record straight,” he said. “Dominion is an American company, now headquartered in Denver. Dominion is not and has never been a front for communists. It has no ties to Hugo Chávez, the late dictator of Venezuela. It has never been involved in Venezuelan elections. None of Dominion’s systems use the Smartmatic software that has come under attack, as any state certification lab could verify. There is no secret ‘vote flipping’ algorithm.”