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About Dominion Voting Systems
FACTS ABOUT DOMINION
Baseless claims about Dominion Voting Systems and the November 2020 election have been fully debunked by election authorities, subject matter experts, and third-party fact-checkers
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.
- Dominion is a nonpartisan, U.S. company that provides voting systems to "red" and "blue" jurisdictions in 28 states.
- Dominion has no ownership ties to any national U.S. political party leader -or to any foreign governments, including living or deceased foreign leaders.
- Dominion is a private company that provides election technology to government customers. All votes are cast and counted in the U.S. as part of the election process, which is administered and overseen by election officials.
- 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 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. EAC, 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 run voting equipment through public Logic & Accuracy testing to demonstrate it is properly working.
Dominion machines can read hand-marked paper ballots marked with writing instruments approved by election authorities, including Sharpie pens.
MORE FACT CHECKING RESOURCES
- Your State Election Office
- Fact checking services: AP fact check, AFP Fact Check, LeadStories, Factchecking.org, Politifact
- US Department of Homeland Security CISA