In a setback for plaintiffs seeking to implicate Dominion Voting Systems in election fraud, on Monday, a judge threatened to dismiss the case for “lack of jurisdiction.”
Federal Judge Philip Brimmer noted that plaintiffs must “document their residence” before Dec. 6, or the case would be dismissed.
According to the Conservative Brief, plaintiffs from Michigan filed a class action lawsuit against the Denver-based Dominion for violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, manipulating voting data in the 2020 presidential election, and intimidating more than 150 citizens who sent complaint letters to the company.
The lawsuit argues that Dominion sent “cease-and-desist letters” to concerned citizens, which “included the threat of litigation to chill the free speech of anyone critical of the 2020 presidential election.”
The Denver Gazette reports that the plaintiffs’ legal team includes the famed Alan Dershowitz, who was part of the pro-Trump team during his first impeachment trial.
The Daily Beast notes that Dershowitz is an “adviser and consultant on the First Amendment issues of this case.”
Dominion insists that letters from the plaintiffs are attempts to defame the company, but according to Business Insider, Michigan law allows “interest groups and political parties to appoint ‘election challengers’ to challenge a voter’s eligibility or an election inspector’s actions.“
The complaint notes that the plaintiffs are not GOP operatives seeking to overturn the election but rather, they are ordinary citizens who love their country and believe election integrity is vital to democracy.
The lawsuit reads: “Generally, Plaintiffs are everyday Americans. They are fathers, mothers, daughters, and sons. They are the neighbor you say good morning to on your way to work. They are Americans trying to participate in a public debate about election integrity and security.”
The complaint adds, “Plaintiffs have been intimidated from participating in the debate, however, because of Dominion.”
Business Insider noted that “poll watchers demand a trial by jury” and are suing for “damages and attorneys fees.”
Hearing dates are not available at this time.
In response to mounting criticism and alleged impropriety, Dominion has initiated several lawsuits targeting Conservative media outlets One America News Network and Newsmax, for running stories critical of Dominion.
In its suit against One America News Network, Dominion is seeking at least $600,000 in lost profits, $600,000 for “security to protect its employees from threats,” $700,000 to counter the disinformation, and $1 million in “lost enterprise value,” Dominion attorneys wrote, according to the Conservative Brief.
“Defendants made, published, ratified, endorsed, adopted, and amplified attacks on Dominion that they knew were false or acted with reckless disregard for their truth or falsity.”
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