Dominion and Smartmatic have filed lawsuits against Trump's aides and supporters over baseless claims made against them about election fraud.
However, these claims have been unsubstantiated. There has been no sign whatsoever of intentional, systematic, and widespread voter fraud. There were several false allegations made against the Dominion and Smartmatic voting systems.
On January 8, 2020, Sidney Powell, a lawyer who previously worked for the Trump campaign, was sued by Dominion, asking $1.3 billion in damages. The company claims that Powell's disinformation campaign has destroyed its business worth.
On January 25, Dominion filed a second defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal lawyer, over his baseless theories and false allegations of Dominion's involvement in widespread election fraud. Logically has previously debunked claims related to voter fraud and Dominion's alleged role.
John Poulos, Dominion's CEO, said that Giuliani purposefully propagated disinformation to mislead voters. The company asked for $1.3 billion in damages from Giuliani. Dominion provided election equipment and software to twenty-eight states.
Smartmatic, another voting technology company, has also filed lawsuits against Fox News, Giuliani, and Powell over election disinformation seeking at least $2.7 billion in damages. The company provided election technology and services to only one county, Los Angeles, in California. Lawsuits have also been filed against three Fox News anchors: Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro.
Antonio Mugica, Smartmatic CEO, said disinformation is one of the biggest challenges in the information age. Mugica said, "Fox is responsible for this disinformation campaign, which has damaged democracy worldwide and irreparably harmed Smartmatic and other stakeholders who contribute to modern elections."
Dominion and Smartmatic's employees also reportedly received death threats. While Smartmatic included some of those as part of the company's complaint, Dominion Security Director Eric Coomer filed a separate lawsuit.