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Donald Trump keeps claiming the US election was rigged from 'Dominion down'. So what is Dominion Voting Systems?

Donald Trump is entering his third week of denying the US election results, relying on his favourite social media platform to spread broad and baseless claims.

He has tweeted that the presidency is still his to win, claiming the votes were "rigged" and that the "Radical Left Democrats" are trying to "STEAL the election" with their partner, "the Fake News Media".

None of this is true.

Last week, he made a claim with a bit more specificity. In sharing a report from a far-right news outlet, he alleged that a company called Dominion had intentionally "deleted 2.7 million votes nationwide".

Donald Trump is entering his third week of denying the US election results, relying on his favourite social media platform to spread broad and baseless claims.

He has tweeted that the presidency is still his to win, claiming the votes were "rigged" and that the "Radical Left Democrats" are trying to "STEAL the election" with their partner, "the Fake News Media".


 

None of this is true.

Last week, he made a claim with a bit more specificity. In sharing a report from a far-right news outlet, he alleged that a company called Dominion had intentionally "deleted 2.7 million votes nationwide".

 

Dominion Voting Systems is a Canadian company headquartered in Denver, Colorado, which makes machines for casting and counting ballots, as well as software for election officials to track results.

In America's decentralised voting system, decisions about how to physically vote are left to states and individual precincts.

There are several companies that fill Dominion's individual niche, but most Americans still vote using paper ballots, and technology is left out of the process altogether.

Dominion provides a good case study into the biggest reason why: Technology can be hard to trust.

In Georgia's early voting period this October, the company's machines were blamed for causing hours-long lines.

Officials later clarified that the hold-up was likely a result of poll workers' lack of training on how to use the machines, rather than actual glitches.

Georgia was one of a dozen states that trusted Dominion voting equipment enough to incorporate it into the 2020 general election.

The technology worked as intended on election night.

There was one recorded error with the machines in Antrim County, Michigan, where poll workers noticed about 3,000 votes had been recorded incorrectly, which temporarily made it look like Joe Biden had beaten Trump in the region.

Source - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-19/donald-trump-claims-election-rigged-from-dominion-down/12892822

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