Dominion security chief SUES Trump campaign, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, OANN and Newsmax over conspiracy theory he rigged the election as he says he has been forced into hiding by death threats. By Lauren Fruen.
Eric Coomer, director of product strategy and security for the company, filed the lawsuit in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday.
‘Today I have filed a lawsuit in Colorado in an effort to unwind as much of the damage as possible done to me, my family, my life, and my livelihood as a result of the numerous false public statements that I was somehow responsible for ‘rigging’ the 2020 presidential election,’ he said.
Coomer says he has gone into hiding in the wake of unfounded allegations the presidential election was rigged.
The suit says those claims have led to death threats and done ‘untold damage to his reputation as a national expert on voting systems’, NPR reports.
Coomer had been caught up in conspiracy theories after conservative podcaster Joe Oltmann said he had been part of a call with an ‘Eric from Dominion’ who said, ‘don’t worry about the election. Trump is not going to win. I made effing sure of that’.
Oltmann, who is also named in the suit, has not provided any evidence of the call but his claims were spread through right wing media. [The Wentworth Report covered them too, here.]
Coomer had earlier told CPR News: ‘I have a personal political opinion. I may share that with friends and family, but I have never participated, or belonged to, any political groups, political action groups, social justice groups. … I do not donate to political campaign.’s. I don’t donate to any PACS or anything like that.’ …
Newsmax and other networks including Fox News and One America News have already had to roll back their election fraud claims because Dominion and software company Smartamatic have threatened to sue. … No evidence has been offered that Dominion or Smartmatic used software or reprogrammed software that manipulated votes in the 2020 election,’ Newsmax said. …
[Smartmatic] said its only work that involved the 2020 US election came in Los Angeles.
The denials of Dominion and Smartmatic may well be true, while Powell’s allegations are also true. The software and its ownership changed many times in the last two decades, and ownership has always been opaque. In addition, software is malleable and can be added to any time. But the essence of Powell’s allegation is that the software developed to rig the 2004 Venezuelan election eventually got used — presumably in some modified and rebadged form — in US swing states in 2020. Corporate paper shuffling allows technical denials, but may just be hiding a deeper truth.
The more troubling aspects of these legal actions is that we all know whose side any court cases are going to come down on. A rigged justice system can cover the establishment. It ends up being just another form of censorship.
As for Coomer, if he wasn’t the “Eric from Dominion” who told Joe Oltmann “Trump’s not gonna win. I made f**king sure of that!”, then who was? Or is Oltmann lying? What pressure will now be brought to bear on Oltmann to recant? Sigh. The establishment can use the huge power of the state to shut down anyone who opposes the narrative.
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific