Dominion Voting Systems' security director sues Trump campaign and others for baseless vote-rigging accusations

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/12/23/dominion-voting-systems-security-director-sues-trump-campaign-and-others-for-baseless-vote-rigging-accusations.html

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More people need to sue these fuckers. They need to pay it may be the only way to mend our democracy.

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Sue all the liars!

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I’ve been enjoying watching all the back-pedaling from FoxNews and NewsMax on the voting machines conspiracy.

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Can we get a class action suit going against all these right wing propaganda networks?

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It’s the same mindset over and over. It won’t stop until there are material and substantial consequences directly to those who perpetrate this stuff. Same reason Congress doesnt get anything done anymore. Stern words, dire threats, and small fines are meaningless. Imprisonment, dissolution of assets, and progressive penalties will be noticed.

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The greatest irony of this stupid conspiracy theory is that most of the swing-state counties that used those machines actually voted for Trump.

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But the DUMPS!!! The Vote DUMPS!!!

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Well this lawsuit has a decent chance of providing consequences. The pink slime meat lawsuit cost ABC $177 million. I’m not sure who Dominion hired, but Smartmatic hired the same lawyer who succeeded in the pink slime case.

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It doesn’t matter, “Hand over your credit card numbers to fight the libruls!*”

“* Not a campaign contribution, we’ll use this money however we want.”

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They did this because they could get away with it. They do not seem to understand right and wrong: it they can get away with it, then they are strong. Taking money off them is perhaps the only way they understand to tell them that they are wrong and they have lost. Even then, they will probably fight reality, but in the end we may get through.

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What will happen if the conservatives win this case? It seems like it should be a slam dunk, but there’s a LOT on the line here.

This is old school consequences and it works.

I’m guessing that Trump’s historically noisy commitment to tougher libel laws and cracking down on the lying press will be…mysteriously…silent at this point.

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If only V/MC would cut their services due to reports of illegal activity…

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Then maybe you can get rid of the voting machines because they are unsafe and make it easy to rig an election. That would also be a nice outcome.

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That’s a very broad statement since not all “machines” are created equal.

Many kinds of voting machines are unsafe, especially touch-screen devices that use proprietary software and leave no auditable paper trail. Using well-designed, easily audited voting machines to tally paper ballots that can be recounted by hand if needed is probably the most secure and accurate option available.

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You mean the most secure and accurate option when using a machine? Because counting ballots by hand appears to be quite secure and accurate, and outside the US. we usually have the results by the morning of the next day, even for rather complicated municipal elections with cross-voting and vote-splitting, and there’s rarely ever a correction.

Here’s an quick summary why voting machines are generally a bad idea, and why even open source code can’t fix that:

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Dominion is going to make millions.

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