The 2020 US presidential election already took place. Still, former President Donald Trump never conceded defeat, which would explain why he broke the transition of power tradition by skipping the inauguration.
However, the inauguration went on as planned with former Presidents, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barrack Obama gracing the event to see off Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States of America.
However, Smartmatic, a voting-machine, is suing Fox News and a few others after spreading false claims that the company helped rig the 2020 US presidential election. The people involved are three hosts and President Trump’s two former lawyers, Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell.
The lawsuit is one of the largest ever undertaken with a huge amount of $US2.7 billion, and it was filed in New York state court by Smartmatic USA, a Florida-based voting-machine company.
This is not the first time a voting machine company has filed a lawsuit following former President Trump’s claim that the 2020 US election was a fraud, and his baseless effort to overturn the results that saw Joe Biden take the President’s office were unsuccessful.
Dominion Voting System was the other company to file a $US1.3 billion lawsuit by suing Trump’s former lawyers, Giuliani and Powell.
Be sure to note that Smartmatic only participated in the 2020 election for only Los Angeles country, a strong democratic ground. On the other hand, Dominion voting technology was used in 24 states across the nation during the 2020 US presidential election.
Therefore, Smartmatic had limited role in the election, but that didn’t stop Fox News from broadcasting about 13 reports that falsely suggested that the company and Venezuela’s socialist Government partnered to steal the 2020 US election.
All these allegations didn’t have any factual evidence, and that’s why Smartmatic has decided to sue the US cable news network for defamation.
The false fraud claims would go on even after AG William Barr stated that the Department of Justice found no evidence showing any form of fraud during the 2020 US elections.
According to Smartmatic, Fox News and its counterparts published a lie, and all they cared was selling stories to the general public.
The lawsuit was a 285-page document that described how Fox News on December 10 aired by host Lou Dobbs falsely accused Smartmatic and its CEO, Antonio Mugica, of flipping US votes through a non-existent backdoor. The US cable news network allegedly televised a segment of how the voting company used its software to do a massive cyber–Pearl Harbor.
The other Fox News’ hosts sued by Smartmatic are Jeanine Pirro and Maria Bartiromo. They are believed to have directly benefitted from spreading election conspiracy without any concrete proof.
Fox News Media has rejected the accusations and said it’s ready to defend itself against the Smartmatic lawsuit that has already been filed in a New York court. However, Trump’s former lawyers, Giuliani and Powell are yet to respond to the lawsuit.
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