Updated: September 21, 2021

Rumor Control: Dominion Voting Systems and the California Recall Election

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FACT: Dominion Voting Systems remains a target for election disinformation and false, defamatory claims.

Multiple U.S. government agencies have conclusively affirmed that no voting system deleted, lost, or changed votes in the 2020 presidential election and claims about foreign governments manipulating or owning election infrastructure are "not credible." Office of the Director of National Intelligence | Department of Justice and Homeland Security | CISA/DHS

Dominion defamation lawsuits are moving ahead and sanctions filings against those who violated the public trust by spreading lies and falsehoods about "rigged" voting machines in the November 2020 election have been granted in Colorado and Michigan.


FACT: Dominion has met California's rigorous testing and certification requirements.

  • Dominion provides election equipment to 40 counties in California.
  • All Dominion systems in California are tested by federally-accredited Voting System Test labs and certified by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.  The California Secretary of State's office told the Associated Press that the state has "the strictest voting system testing, procedures for use and security requirements in the nation."
  • All California votes are cast in California and counted by local election officials.
  • California officials set all guidelines for vote-by-mail ballots, and all vote-by-mail ballots are received and verified by local county election officials.
  • All Dominion systems are designed and certified to be closed systems that do not rely on Internet connectivity.

FACT: Dominion partners with U.S. government authorities to help protect election infrastructure.

Dominion is aware of media reports regarding the unauthorized release of voting system hard drive images from Mesa County, Colorado and Antrim County, Michigan.  This information has been reported to the authorities. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has publicly affirmed there is “no significant heightening of the election risk landscape” at this time as a result of the alleged disclosures, and the agency has not changed its guidance.  To help our California customers continue to facilitate the safe and secure use of their certified voting systems, we recommend that local election officials reach out to the Secretary of State’s office with any questions.

Dominion welcomes feedback on our systems through the company's Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure Policy protocol.