***The Iowa Standard is an independent media voice. We rely on grassroots financial supporters to exist. If you appreciate what we do, please consider a one-time sign of support or becoming a monthly supporter (even just $5/month would go a long way in sustaining us!) We also offer advertising options for advocacy groups, events and businesses! If you’ve ever used the phrase “Fake News Media” — this is YOUR chance to do something about it! You can also support us on PayPal at [email protected] or Venmo at Iowa-Standard-2018 or through the mail at: PO Box 112 Sioux Center, IA 51250 Thank you so much for your support and please invite your friends and family to like us on Facebook, sign up for our email newsletter and visit our website!***

Dominion has been in the spotlight the past week due to claims that something within its software “switched” votes and has created mass fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election.

President Donald J. Trump tweeted about the allegations a few days ago:

TRUMP: “REPORT: DOMINION DELETED 2.7 MILLION TRUMP VOTES NATIONWIDE. DATA ANALYSIS FINDS 221,000 PENNSYLVANIA VOTES SWITCHED FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP TO BIDEN. 941,000 TRUMP VOTES DELETED. STATES USING DOMINION VOTING SYSTEMS SWITCHED 435,000 VOTES FROM TRUMP TO BIDEN.”

Dominion has, of course, categorically denied any such incident.
Sidney Powell, counsel for Gen. Michael Flynn who has made quite the name for herself, is leading the charge for President Trump. She has joined in the fight.
Here is the first question that comes to my mind when thinking about this… if Dominion was positive that these claims are not true, where is the cease and desist letter? Dominion is built around counting votes. If the company’s integrity is being called into question by the most powerful person in the world (the U.S. President), wouldn’t you go big or go home?
Now, I understand that there is likely immunity for President Trump to make whatever claims he wishes, but other media outlets have run with it and other individuals are spreading it.
So, if there is no smoke because there is no fire, why would you not immediately file a defamation lawsuit?

Author: Jacob Hall