A Denver company that supplies voting machines across the United States pushed back Thursday against claims — shared without evidence — from President Donald Trump that millions of votes in his favor had been deleted.
Trump lost the 2020 presidential election by tens of thousands of votes in key swing states like Pennsylvania which tipped the electoral college victory in favor of Joseph R. Biden. The president, however, has refused to concede the race and has shared baseless claims that the election was instead stolen from him.
Thursday morning Trump said on Twitter that the Denver-based company, Dominion Voting, deleted 2.7 million votes cast for him across the country and changed 221,000 votes cast in Pennsylvania for him to favor Biden.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2020
“Dominion Voting Systems categorically denies any claims about any vote switching or alleged software issues with our voting systems,” company spokeswoman Kay Stimson said in a statement to The Denver Post. “Our systems continue to reliably and accurately count ballots, and state and local election authorities have publicly confirmed the integrity of the process.”
Claims from Trump and others loyal to his administration are a part of a broader effort to delegitimize the November election results. While they allege rampant voter fraud across the country, election officials and national media outlets have found no evidence to support their claims.
Dominion voting machines are used in 28 states, according to the company’s website. Two of those states include Florida and Ohio, which Trump won in 2016 and 2020.
One batch of election errors reported in Michigan did affect results in one county there that uses Dominion machines. But state officials and election experts say that was an accidental mistake caused by the county clerk rather than the machines themselves.
Additional conspiracy theories about Dominion — like its ties to high-profile Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — have also been debunked.
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