Dominion Voting Systems says it is 'physically impossible' for their machines to 'switch votes from one candidate to the other' after Trump lawyers accused the company of meddling in the election to help Biden

 A spokesperson for Dominion Voting Systems hit back at conspiracy theories that the software company meddled in the election to benefit Joe Biden, insisting it was ‘physically impossible’ for its machines to change voter selections.

Michael Steel appeared on Fox News’ America’s News HQ on Sunday to debunk accusations made by attorneys working for the Trump campaign, who laid unfounded claims of voter fraud in a press conference earlier this week that included allegations Dominion had ties to Venezuela.

One of the attorney’s, Sidney Powell, who was disavowed by the Trump campaign Sunday, claimed the president had actually won the election ‘by a landslide’ but had been cheated by an 'algorithm' designed by Dominion.

Powell later reiterated the outlandish conspiracy in an interview with Newsmax on Saturday, in which she said Dominion’s machines – which are used in 28 states - had been programmed to ensure votes cast for Trump actually went to Biden instead.

Without offering evidence, Powell claimed that Dominion 'has a long history of rigging elections' and that this is 'what it was created to do to begin with.’

In response, Steel said Sunday that Dominion is ‘a nonpartisan American company. It is not physically possible for our machines to switch votes from one candidate to the other.

‘Our election system is run by local elected officials and nonpartisan poll watchers. We simply provide a tool to count the ballots and to print and count ballots,’ he continued.

Dominion spokesperson Michael Steel (right) appeared on Fox News¿ America¿s News HQ on Sunday to debunk claims made by attorneys working for the Trump campaign that company had interfered in the election

Dominion spokesperson Michael Steel (right) appeared on Fox News’ America’s News HQ on Sunday to debunk claims made by attorneys working for the Trump campaign that company had interfered in the election

One of the attorney¿s, Sidney Powell, who was disavowed by the Trump campaign Sunday, claimed the president had actually one the election ¿by a landslide¿ but had been cheated by an 'algorithm' designed by Dominion Voting Systems

One of the attorney’s, Sidney Powell, who was disavowed by the Trump campaign Sunday, claimed the president had actually one the election ‘by a landslide’ but had been cheated by an 'algorithm' designed by Dominion Voting Systems

During a bizarre press conference with Rudy Giuliani at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington on Thursday, Powell claimed Dominion used Smartmatic technology, which she said was ‘created in Venezuela at the direction of Hugo Chavez’.

Powell claimed Chavez, who died in 2013, developed Smartmatic technology to ensure he never lost an election.

She also claimed that votes for the US election were actually counted in countries such as Spain and Germany.

Steel vehemently rejected Powell’s notions, insisting: ‘There is no way such a massive fraud could have taken place, and there are no connections between our company and Venezuela, Germany, Barcelona, Kathmandu, [or] whatever the latest conspiracy theory is.’

When pressed by host Eric Shawn on how he could be sure Dominion’s machines were secure, he said that when voters cast their ballots, they fill it out on a touchscreen and are then given a printed copy that they hand to a local election official for safekeeping.


‘If any electronic interference had taken place, the tally reported electronically would not match the printed ballots,’ Steel said. ‘And in every case where we’ve looked at in Georgia, all across the country, the printed ballots, the gold standard in election security, has matched the electronic tally.’

Steel, who said he identifies as a conservative Republican, added that Dominion would ‘love to see any facts or evidence’ the Trump campaign has to substantiate their wild accusations.

‘Thus far we have seen none,’ Steel said, adding that in the 14 counties in Pennsylvania that used Dominion machines, President Trump won with 52 percent of the vote.

Furthermore, Steel said Dominion did not even have machines in some of the Wisconsin counties where the campaign has made accusations of fraud.

‘I can't imagine that someone would want to be in a position of authority in our election system and in our democracy just to subvert it,’ Steel said. ‘I think these are public spirited people. I think these are patriots and they are doing their job to the best of their ability to make sure we get accurate, transparent results.’

When pressed on how he could be sure Dominion’s machines were secure, spokesperson Michael Steel said that when voters cast their ballots, they fill it out on a touchscreen and are then given a printed copy that they hand to a local election official for safekeeping

During a bizarre press conference with Rudy Giuliani at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington on Thursday, Powell claimed Dominion used Smartmatic technology, which she said was ¿created in Venezuela at the direction of Hugo Chavez¿

During a bizarre press conference with Rudy Giuliani at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington on Thursday, Powell claimed Dominion used Smartmatic technology, which she said was ‘created in Venezuela at the direction of Hugo Chavez’

Steel, who said he identifies as a conservative Republican, added that Dominion would ¿love to see any facts or evidence¿ the Trump campaign has to substantiate their wild accusations

Steel, who said he identifies as a conservative Republican, added that Dominion would ‘love to see any facts or evidence’ the Trump campaign has to substantiate their wild accusations

When quizzed as to whether a poll worker could use a USB drive to add votes for a candidate, Steel clarified that the machines don’t have such access points, and said the tabulators are not connected to the internet.

‘It’s not physically possible to do what they’re describing,’ Steel insisted.

Despite Dominion’s assurances, Powell has previously said she’s looking to file a lawsuit, ‘hopefully this week’, that includes allegations of fraud related to voting machines.

While Powell has appeared at numerous press conferences with Giuliani and other members of Trump’s legal team, the campaign released a statement on Saturday she is not a legal representative of the president or his campaign.

‘Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own,’ Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal attorney, and Jenna Ellis, Trump Campaign Senior Legal Adviser , said in a statement. ‘She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.’

Trump himself had previously recognised Powell as a member of his ‘truly great’ legal team in a November 14 tweet.

‘I look forward to Mayor Giuliani spearheading the legal effort to defend OUR RIGHT to FREE and FAIR ELECTIONS!' Trump wrote. 'Rudy Giuliani, Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing, Sidney Powell, and Jenna Ellis, a truly great team, added to our other wonderful lawyers and representatives!'

Responding to her disavowing, Powell said in a statement to CBS News that she 'understands today's press release.'

'I will continue to represent #WeThePeople who had their votes for Trump and other Republicans stolen by massive fraud,' she continued. 'The chips will fall where they may, we will defend the foundations of this great Republic.'

Sidney Powell (right) claimed to Newsmax on Saturday that Dominion¿s Voting Systems ¿ which are used in 28 states - had been programmed to ensure votes cast for Trump actually went to Biden instead

Sidney Powell (right) claimed to Newsmax on Saturday that Dominion’s Voting Systems – which are used in 28 states - had been programmed to ensure votes cast for Trump actually went to Biden instead

President Trump himself has also routinely shared conspiracy theories about Dominion, without providing evidence, to his Twitter page claiming to company switch votes from him to Biden

President Trump himself has also routinely shared conspiracy theories about Dominion, without providing evidence, to his Twitter page claiming to company switch votes from him to Biden

According to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, sources briefed on the matter said the Trump administration sought to distance itself from Powell following a ‘big fight’ among the president’s legal team yesterday.

Trump was reportedly dismayed at federal judge's dismissal of his campaign's effort to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania this weekend.

‘Powell was easiest to vote off the island, especially as the president was getting complaints about her from a number of people,’ Haberman wrote in a tweet.

In a lengthy statement posted to its homepage on Saturday, Dominion said that it ‘categorically denies false assertions about vote switching and software issues with our voting system.’

The company pointed to a statement issued by the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency that said there is ‘no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes or was in any way compromised.’

Dominion pointed out that CISA determined that the 2020 election was actually the ‘most secure in American history’, contrary to the president’s claims.

The company also said that it has encouraged their employees to work from home for the time being and protect their social media accounts due to ‘persistent harassment and threats against personal safety’.

‘Dominion employees are being forced to retreat from their lives due to personal safety concerns, not only for our employees themselves, but also for their extended families,’ the company wrote.

According to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, sources briefed on the matter said the Trump administration sought to distance itself from Powell following a ¿big fight¿ among the president¿s legal team yesterday

According to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, sources briefed on the matter said the Trump administration sought to distance itself from Powell following a ‘big fight’ among the president’s legal team yesterday

President Trump himself has also routinely shared conspiracy theories about Dominion, without providing evidence, to his Twitter page claiming to company switch votes from him to Biden. 

'Report: Dominion deleted 2.7 million Trump votes nationwide,' the president wrote in all caps on November 12, without supporting materials. 'Data analysis finds 221,000 Pennsylvania votes switched from president Trump to Biden.

'941,000 Trump votes deleted,' he continued. 'States using Dominion Voting Systems switched 435,000 votes from Trump to Biden. @ChannelRion @OANN'. 

Christopher Krebs, who Trump fired as top U.S. cybersecurity official last week, has pushed back against the claims.

Krebs tweeted last week: 'On allegations that election systems were manipulated, 59 election security experts all agree, "in every case of which we are aware, these claims either have been unsubstantiated or are technically incoherent."'

Dominion Voting Systems says it is 'physically impossible' for their machines to 'switch votes from one candidate to the other' after Trump lawyers accused the company of meddling in the election to help Biden Dominion Voting Systems says it is 'physically impossible' for their machines to 'switch votes from one candidate to the other' after Trump lawyers accused the company of meddling in the election to help Biden Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 06:43 Rating: 5

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