Dominion CEO Says Lawsuit 'Imminent' Against Trump-aligned Attorney Sidney Powell

The head of Dominion Voting Systems—a company that has been subject to baseless conspiracy theories centered on the November presidential election—says a lawsuit is being drafted against Sidney Powell because of claims she's made about the company.

"It's imminent," Dominion founder and CEO John Poulos told the Axios Re:Cap podcast Monday. "She is, by far in our opinion, the most egregious and prolific purveyor of the falsities against Dominion. Her statements have caused real damage, and they're demonstrably false."

Powell, who is closely aligned with President Donald Trump but doesn't hold a formal position on his legal team that is challenging the election outcome, didn't immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment about the remarks.

Dominion makes voting machines used in Georgia and several other states. The company, which was founded in Canada nearly two decades ago, hinted toward possible legal action when it sent a letter to Powell last month demanding the retraction of false claims she has made.

Powell, among other baseless claims, has accused Dominion of rigging voting machines to flip votes to President-elect Joe Biden and of being linked to former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013.

"The Dominion Voting Systems, the Smartmatic technology software, and the software that goes in other computerized voting systems here as well, not just Dominion, were created in Venezuela at the direction of Hugo Chavez," Powell told reporters during a November news conference. "One of its most characteristic features is its ability to flip votes—it can set and run an algorithm that probably ran all over the country to take a certain percentage of votes from President Trump and flip them to President Biden."

Those claims are not true.

"These questions have been answered over and over and over," Poulos said.

Powell met with Trump at the White House in December and he repeated her claims during a leaked phone conversation with the Georgia secretary of state over the weekend.

Poulos said it's not uncommon for a losing candidate and their allies to question the voting systems.

"This is something different," he said. "This is spreading false information—that's knowingly false—with malicious intent."

He also indicated Dominion could take legal action among other Trump allies. He wouldn't say whether the company will file suit against Trump.

"We're looking at every actor who has made false allegations against us," Poulos said. "We've got a substantial legal team."

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A November 19, 2020 photo shows Sidney Powell speaking during a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC. MANDEL NGAN / AFP/Getty