Dominion Voting Systems made the bombshell decision Thursday to back out of a scheduled hearing with Pennsylvania lawmakers — and they got an earful for it.
According to the Washington Examiner, a Republican state representative in Pennsylvania blasted Dominion for canceling its appearance at the last minute. The voting machine and software company has been at the center of controversy since it was named by President Donald Trump’s legal team as a driver of the fraud that they allege tainted the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Chief among those allegations is one that was reiterated by Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell at a Thursday presser.
“The Dominion Voting Systems, the Smartmatic technology software…were created in Venezuela at the direction of Hugo Chavez to make sure he never lost an election after one constitutional referendum came out the way he did not want it to come out,” Powell said, according to the Washington Examiner.
She went on: “We have one very strong witness who has explained how it all works. His affidavit is attached to the pleadings of Lin Wood and the lawsuit he filed in Georgia… As soon as he saw multiple states shut down the voting on the night of the election, he knew the same thing was happening here.”
This week, lawmakers in Pennsylvania were hoping to get to the truth from Dominion at a hearing before the State Government Committee, but they were stopped in their tracks. According to Republican state Rep. Seth Grove, the company “lawyered up and backed out.”
“Last evening, Dominion Voting Systems lawyered up and backed out of their commitment to the people of Pennsylvania to provide input in a public format in which 1.3 [million] Pennsylvanians entrusted,” Grove said in a statement Friday, according to the Washington Examiner.
The Republican went on to slam the company for its lack of transparency. “Instead of running toward the light of honesty and integrity, Dominion Voting Systems retreated to the darkness,” Grove said, as Just the News reported. “If they have nothing to hide, why are they hiding from us?”
It’s a question that will likely remain unanswered, at least for now. In a statement to Harrisburg’s CBS 21 News, the company seemed to indicate that it’s waiting to make its case in court.
“As we await the opportunity to debunk the baseless conspiracy theories being offered about Dominion and its voting systems in a court of law based on yesterday’s press conference claims that litigation is coming, we had to ask for a postponement of the discussion,” the company said. “Notably, our company doesn’t even support Philadelphia, or some of the other jurisdictions being targeted by attorneys in their remarks.”