It appears that Dominion Voting Systems is having a field day with the Republican lawmakers. As it turns out, another member of the GOP who ran for the governor of Michigan, just received his marching orders from the corporation. The wayward former legislator tried to take a bite out of the voting systems company. And the company bit back.
Dominion provided the voting technology in 66 of Michigan’s 83 counties. According to a report from The Detroit News, Patrick Colbeck made “false claims” against the voting systems company. He allegedly used Dominion as a target to gin up Republican hostility against the Democratic candidate. Colbeck prepared a PowerPoint presentation called “Case for MI Decertification.” Plus, he raised over one million dollars while doing so.
The politician appeared before the Michigan Senate Oversight Committee Tuesday in early December. During his testimony, Colbeck insisted there was “rampant voter fraud” via absentee ballot counting in Dominion machines. And like a good little Republican legislator, he went after the media, too:
‘What I hope to provide you today is just a snippet of information that indicates it was rampant. It doesn’t have to be rampant to be significant.’
Dominion had already filed lawsuits for over one billion dollars against Donald Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell. The company did not stop there. It has also gone after Fox News and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for the same amount.
The corporation’s attorneys wrote to the former gubernatorial candidate:
‘You are knowingly sowing discord in our democracy, all the while soliciting exorbitant amounts of money — totaling over $1 million so far — from your audiences paid directly to your personal business.’
The letter continued:
‘Make no mistake — Dominion will hold you accountable for these lies.’
The Detroit News wrote:
‘[Cobeck]… has spoken at multiple rallies at the state Capitol in recent months, including a Jan. 6 event where he told the crowd that Democrat Joe Biden, who beat Trump by 154,000 votes in Michigan, wasn’t the president-elect.’
Colbeck did not stop with one false claim against the international corporation. The newspaper continued:
‘According to the new letter from Dominion, Colbeck has been giving presentations that feature information that’s been “repeatedly debunked by bipartisan election officials, actual election security experts, judges and numerous Trump administration officials and allies.”‘
Apparently, Colbeck created his own lies:
‘The letter says Colbeck is claiming that tabulators and computers used in Detroit’s election were connected to the internet, which “led to the systems being hacked by nefarious foreign actors from Iran, China and elsewhere.” Dominion says Colbeck has no evidence to back up the statement and the claim is false.’
Among conservative GOP groups in Michigan, the Republican took third place in the GOP primary race for governor in 2018. Bill Schuette was attorney general for the state and brought in 51 percent of the vote to Colbeck’s 13 percent.
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