Dominion Voting Systems Says It Will Hold Sidney Powell 'Accountable for Any Harm' Connected to Voter Fraud Claims

Dominion Voting Systems released a statement on Thursday saying that it plans to hold Sidney Powell and her associates "accountable for any harm" that may result from the voter fraud claims she has made in the wake of the 2020 presidential election.

The company, which provides voting equipment and software to 28 states, gained an elevated public presence this election cycle, in large part due to disputed claims that President Donald Trump and his associates have made about the company over the last few weeks.

Dominion said earlier this week that its employees have been threatened—one worker even had a bounty placed on their head, the company said—as a result of those allegations. The company has also published a "rumor control" page on its website in an effort to battle allegations of election-related conspiracy and fraud, which have been widely debunked.

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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, D.C. Dominion Voting Systems on Thursday criticized Powell for the "wild and reckless" election fraud claims made in a lawsuit she filed in Georgia earlier this week. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images

Though major media networks called the presidential election for Joe Biden on November 7, Trump has yet to concede the race. Trump's legal team filed multiple lawsuits in battleground states across the country since Election Day, many of which alleged that ballots were illegally cast or improperly counted.

Powell was briefly an official member of the Trump legal team following the election, but the president's re-election campaign distanced itself from her earlier this week. Even so, Powell filed a lawsuit in Georgia on Wednesday that contained what Dominion Voting Systems referred to as a "bizarre election fraud conspiracy" over the course of its 104 pages.

Though Dominion noted in the statement published on its website on Thursday that it is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, Powell does mention the company in relation to some of the alleged fraudulent incidents. "These assertions in the Powell filing are non-sensical and unsupported by any presentation of evidence," the company said.

Dominion's statement continued by clarifying the history of its founding and correcting Powell's assertions that the company has links to Venezuela, which Dominion says it does not. The company pointed out that its voting system is certified by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and said precautions are in place to prevent vote tampering.

"Sidney Powell's wild and reckless allegations are not only demonstrably false, they have led to stalking, harassment, and death threats to Dominion employees," the company's statement concluded. "This criminal activity has been duly reported to the appropriate law enforcement agencies, and we intend to hold Ms. Powell, and those aiding and abetting her fraudulent actions, accountable for any harm that may occur as a result."

Newsweek reached out to Powell for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.