A number of readers have inquired if Dominion is used in Iowa elections. President Donald J. Trump claimed on Twitter that Dominion “deleted” or “switched” large numbers of votes that should have been in his favor and gave many to Joe Biden.
Our readers wanted to know if Dominion is used in Iowa. Here is what we can tell you…
According to the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office, Dominion is one of the approved vendors in Iowa. Some counties use Dominion’s vote tabulators, but the Secretary of State’s office has seen no issues with tabulators not recording votes properly.
“We don’t have voting machines in this state,” said Kevin Hall, communications director for Paul Pate’s office. “Iowans vote on paper ballots. Every vote tabulator is tested in view of the public ahead of the election. Every tabulator produces a paper receipt of the vote totals that can be matched to the paper ballot totals to ensure accuracy. Every county undergoes a post-election audit in randomly selected precincts to ensure accuracy. These are all steps taken to protect the integrity of the vote.”
Dominion, for its part, has said there are “no credible reports” or evidence of any system software errors in Georgia or Michigan. This includes what Dominion called “erroneous” reporting of unofficial results from Antrim County in Michigan.
On Thursday, Dominion sent out a statement that said they categorically deny any claims about any vote switching or alleged software issues with their voting systems.
“Our systems continue to reliably and accurately count ballots, and state and local election authorities have publicly confirmed the integrity of the process.”
The company added that software updates were not done the night before election day, calling those claims “100 percent false.”
Dominion also said using Sharpie pens presents no issues to hand-marked paper ballots.
Dominion encourages concerned individuals to visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency Rumor Control Page for more information.
In addition, Dominion has its own “Setting the Record Straight” page available here.