Updated: December 10, 2023
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: FACTS ABOUT DOMINION
Baseless claims about Dominion Voting Systems have been fully debunked by election authorities, subject matter experts, and third-party fact-checkers.
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Dominion is a U.S. company headquartered in Colorado. It has no ownership ties to George Soros, foreign leaders (including no financial ties to the Chinese government), or U.S. political party leaders.
Dominion and Smartmatic are separate companies. Dominion does not use or license Smartmatic software.
About Our Voting Equipment
Thousands of 2020 election audits and recounts have validated the accuracy and reliability of results and confirmed the integrity of Dominion's technology.
- As part of the federal Voting System Manufacturer Testing & Certification program, Dominion submits its voting systems for certification by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (“EAC”).
- Dominion voluntarily provides access to its voting machine equipment and information using independent Voting System Test Labs accredited by the U.S. federal government, as well as to state testing and certification authorities.
- U.S. voting systems are designed and certified by the federal government to be closed systems that do not rely on Internet connectivity for use. State and local requirements also serve to maintain voting machine air gaps for security.
- All Dominion systems are capable of producing paper ballots or paper records.
- Laws and processes exist to ensure that only trained and authorized personnel have physical access to voting systems.
- Fractional or "weighted" voting does not exist in any Dominion system.
- Dominion voting systems comply with all requirements for system updates and election records retention.
- Before every election, local officials typically conduct public Logic & Accuracy testing to demonstrate that their voting equipment is properly working.
- Dominion machines can read hand-marked paper ballots marked with writing instruments approved by election authorities, including Sharpie pens. MORE
- No, There Isn't a New Lawsuit Revealing 2020 Ballot Fraud in Georgia. An Old Video is Recirculating (AP Fact Check)
- Fox News and Dominion Voting Not Owned By Same Company, Contrary to Online Posts (Factcheck.org)
- BlackRock Investment Company Does NOT Own Dominion Voting Systems (Lead Stories)
- No, Ron DeSantis Did Not Receive $2 Million from a Bank Owned by Dominion Voting Systems (CheckYourFact.com)
- Viral Post Makes Misleading Claims about Brian Kemp, His Debt and Dominion (CheckYourFact.com)
- Bogus 'Sharpiegate' Claim Resurfaces in Pennsylvania Election (Factcheck.org)
- Dominion's Defamation Lawsuits Are Still Active (Factcheck.org)
- Dominion Tabulators Did NOT Cause Problems in Maricopa County's November 2022 Election (Lead Stories)
- Dominion Voting Systems Did NOT Pay Bill Barr Millions in Cash and Stocks (Lead Stories)
- No Connection Between Dominion and Wife of Ray Epps (CheckYourFact.org)
- Judge Did Not Rule Dominion Voting Systems Machines Engineered to Yield Fraud (USA Today Fact Check)
- Dominion is Not Linked to Antifa or Venezuela, Did Not Switch U.S. 2020 Election Votes And Was Not Subject to a U.S. Army Raid in Germany (Reuters Fact Check)
About Election 2022
- On November 9, 2022, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency ("CISA") addressed disinformation about the 2022 midterms, stating the agency has "seen no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised in any race in the country."
About Election 2020
The U.S. government has confirmed through multiple reports that no vote flipping, voting machine manipulation, or foreign government interference took place in the 2020 elections.
- Election authorities and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”) stated there “is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”
- The Director of National Intelligence reported in March 2021 there are "no indications that any foreign actor attempted to alter any technical aspect of the voting process."
- The FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security confirmed no evidence exists that foreign governments or other actors interfered with the elections, and claims about foreign governments manipulating or owning election infrastructure used in the 2020 elections are “not credible.” The U.S. Army debunked false claims about an overseas election server raid.
- A MITRE National Election Security Lab data analysis involving Dominion systems in eight key battleground states found no “evidence of compromise or fraud.”
- Dominion does not now - nor has it ever - used the SolarWinds Orion Platform.
MORE FACT CHECKS FROM THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION (Politifact)
- FACT CHECK – Antrim County, Michigan
Dominion machines in Antrim County, Michigan accurately counted votes. The Michigan Secretary of State confirmed that a results reporting issue was due to user error. The Michigan County Clerks Association supported this finding. A Michigan Senate review of the 2020 election found no fraud, and recommended investigation of those making money from false claims of election fraud in Antrim County. A lawsuit alleging voter fraud in Antrim County based on a widely-debunked “forensic audit report” has been dismissed.
- FACT CHECK – Maricopa County, Arizona
Dominion machines in Maricopa County, Arizona accurately counted votes. Maricopa County's hand count audit showed a 100% match with the counts from Dominion machines. A second round of equipment audits by federally accredited, independent Voting System Test Labs showed the equipment passed all tests. Maricopa County Board Chair Clint Hickman issued a statement affirming, “no evidence of fraud or misconduct” regarding the 2020 election. The Arizona Secretary of State published a report on issues with the Senate’s review of Maricopa County’s 2020 election results. Visit Maricopa County’s Just the Facts for more information. See also the Arizona Attorney General's findings affirming the fairness and accuracy of the 2020 election.
- FACT CHECK – Mike Lindell’s "Absolute Interference" Video
Click here for fact-checking information on false claims about cyberattacks involving Dominion machines. Third-party fact checkers have also dismissed a state-by-state analysis alleging “excess votes.” Visit Legal Updates for more.
- Find Your State Election Office HERE.
- Fact Checking Services: AP Fact Check | AFP Fact Check | LeadStories | FactCheck.org | Politifact
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security CISA: Rumor Control Page
- Misinformation in the 2020 Election: The Long Fuse: Misinformation and the 2020 Election (Stanford University)
About Our Legal Claims
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