Trump furious over ’60 Minutes’ after Dominion CEO coolly dismissed his election fraud theory

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Former President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Mesa, Arizona, Oct. 9, 2022.Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • Former President Trump responded angrily to Sunday’s edition of “60 Minutes.”

  • The documentary featured the CEO of Dominion Voting Systems refuting Trump’s allegations.

  • He didn’t address the argument directly, but claimed the show was part of a conspiracy against him.

Donald Trump lashed out at Sunday night’s edition of “60 Minutes” after featuring a sober deconstruction of his election fraud conspiracy theory by the CEO of voting technology firm Dominion.

“60 Minutes” isn’t a news show, it’s a Democratic propaganda machine. Their story about election fraud last night was a joke!” Trump wrote, pushing a series of conspiracy theories, unsubstantiated claims about election fraud and a conspiracy against him by the FBI.

In 2020, a lawyer close to Trump claimed the Dominion machine was part of a huge conspiracy. Engage Venezuela and traitorous US officials to “flip” the vote to Joe Biden.

There is no evidence to support Trump’s allegations of widespread election fraud in 2020 or the use of voting machines in a conspiracy.

In “60 Minutes”, the Dominion boss John Poulos explained to his host, Anderson Cooper, the damage the disinformation pushed by Trump and his allies has caused.

“My children are still not allowed to pick up packages through my front door until I have verified that they are indeed from a trusted sender,” said Pulos, adding that he could be attacked at home. mentioned the fear of

He systematically dismissed conspiracy theories about the company.

“Were you related to the late Hugo Chavez?” Cooper asked.

“Absolutely not,” said Poros.

“Are you using software from a Venezuelan company that was used to steal elections in other countries?” Cooper asked.

“Absolutely not,” said Poros. “Anderson, I can, I can make this all short. We were founded in Toronto, where my family is from. And we have nothing to do with Venezuela.

“Can a computer system reverse votes?” Cooper asked. “Can you add a vote that didn’t exist?”

“Absolutely not,” Porus replied again.

We then showed how the machine counts votes, explained how the paper ballots used by the machine are held, and allowed an audit to verify the accuracy of the count.

Dominion has filed massive lawsuits against a number of companies and right-wing media organizations that have promoted conspiracy theories about the company. Including the $1.9 billion lawsuit against Fox News.

Fox News argues that its handling of claims is protected by the First Amendment.

Trump has centered his rallies and other public statements on false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him, fueling rumors that he will run for president again in 2024.

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