Lawyer Rudy Giuliani is being sued by Dominion Voting Systems for allegedly stating false voter fraud claims. Dominion is asking for $1.3 billion dollars for defamation.
The 107-page lawsuit alleges that Giuliani made more than 50 statements disparaging the company’s equipment in speeches, on Twitter, and on podcasts. “Although he was unwilling to make false election fraud claims about Dominion and its voting machines in a court of law because he knew those allegations are false, he and his allies manufactured and disseminated the ‘Big Lie,’ which foreseeably went viral and deceived millions of people into believing that Dominion had stolen their votes and fixed the election,” the lawsuit said, according to a report by USA Today.
“Giuliani’s statements are defamatory,” the lawsuit added. “They have exposed Dominion to the most extreme hatred and contempt.”
Courts rejected scores of complaints about the election for lack of evidence. Then-Attorney General William Barr dismissed an assertion on December 1 that “machines were programmed essentially to skew the election results” by saying the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security “haven’t found anything to substantiate that.” –USA Today
The lawsuit alleged that Giuliani sought $20,000 per day for his efforts. Earlier this month the company also sued another Trump lawyer, Sidney Powell, for $1.3 billion alleging defamation.
Giuliani still seems confident that he has found fraud in the voting machines. “Let’s have trial by combat,” Giuliani said. “I’m willing to stake my reputation, the President is willing to stake his reputation, on the fact that we’re going to find criminality there,” he said during a speech at the Trump rally near the White House on January 6 before the Capitol riot.
The New York State Bar Association may boot Giuliani from its membership over his speech on that day. If this is not evidence that you are not allowed to speak against this oppressive system of mob rule and slavery it’s hard to say what is.