Dominion fed up: Rudy Giuliani being sued for $1.3 billion

Kerrigan Edwards, Editor in Chief

For the last 19 years, Dominion Voting Systems, a company based in Toronto,  has supplied voting machines to both the United States and Puerto Rico. The only reason Dominion is being discussed today is due to recent claims of fraud and ballot violation made by many people, including Rudolph Giuliani, former President Donald Trump’s lawyer. 

In light of certain aggressive statements made against the voting machine company, Dominion is filing a lawsuit against Giuliani for about $1.3 billion. The lawsuit claims that the lawyer caused a “viral disinformation campaign about Dominion.” Giuliani has refrained from mentioning the company in court settings yet has expressed his thoughts very freely on the Twitter platform. 

Claims that Dominion has somehow violated the 2020 election results through votes prompted this lawsuit in the first place. It is yet another indication of denial from former President Donald Trump that has no background evidence. The voting machines were also used in the previous presidential election in 2016 when Trump won.

Guiliani labels the lawsuit as a form of intimidation. 

“The amount being asked for is, quite obviously, intended to frighten people of faint heart. It is another act of intimidation by the hate-filled left-wing to wipe out and censor the exercise of free speech,” Giuliani stated in a statement released. 

The question arises when we consider what limits the First Amendment holds. Giuliani has violated freedom of speech, therefore preventing him from relying on that statement. The First Amendment states that fraud and knowingly making a false statement of fact are both under its limits. Trying to gather poor information on Dominion has proven difficult for Guiliani to the point where he has made numerous false statements to compensate for his lack of evidence. 

Dominion is standing by its lawsuit despite receiving several death threats towards employees and other unacceptable tactics being inflicted by its opposers. The headline of the Dominion website reads: Election 2020: Disinformation is dangerous and threatens democracy.