Facts First: Trump’s tweet is completely without evidence. There have been no credible reports that any issues with Dominion’s technology affected vote counts. While one Georgia county experienced delays reporting its results due to apparent problems with the company’s systems, other isolated issues that were allegedly connected to Dominion were actually caused by human error.
One America, which has broadcast a bevy of election misinformation since Election Day, hasn’t posted a digital version of its Dominion report on its website or YouTube channel. Charles Herring, the network’s president, told CNN in an email on Thursday that the full report would be “highlighted” in an investigative program scheduled to be broadcast on November 21 and 22. Herring did not respond to a question about what evidence its claims are based on.
In other words, the network claims to have proof of widespread voter fraud but is choosing to sit on that proof for more than a week.
“No credible reports or evidence of any software issues exist,” the company wrote. “While no election is without isolated issues, Dominion Voting Systems are reliably and accurately counting ballots. State and local election authorities have publicly confirmed the integrity of the process.”
In an updated statement Thursday afternoon, Dominion asserted that it is a nonpartisan US company and its results are 100% auditable.
“Human errors related to reporting tabulated results have arisen in a few counties, including some using Dominion equipment, but appropriate procedural actions were taken by the county to address these errors were made prior to the canvass process,” the statement read.
Other rumors pointed to Oakland County, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, where initial results mistakenly double-counted votes from the city of Rochester Hills, according to the secretary of state’s office. But that was due to human error, not a software issue, the local clerk said.
“As a Republican, I am disturbed that this is intentionally being mischaracterized to undermine the election process,” Tina Barton, the clerk of Rochester Hills, Michigan, said in a statement. “This was an isolated mistake that was quickly rectified once realized.”
The only documented voting problem that has been reliably connected with Dominion’s systems themselves came in Gwinnett County, Georgia, where officials faced delays on Election Night after they were unable to use the company’s software to publish the results of some tallied ballots.
Joe Sorenson, the county’s spokesperson, told CNN that the problems the county experienced were only related to publishing results to the secretary of state’s office, not the voting process or the counting of votes. He said it wasn’t clear why the county had problems, but that Dominion technicians were able to fix their issues.
Sorenson, who’s worked for the county for 30 years, said he was surprised with the volume of misinformation that was swirling online surrounding Gwinnett’s voting process.
“It really does feel like people believe what they want to believe,” he said. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen it quite like this before.”
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