Voting machine company Smartmatic demands conservative networks retract election claims

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Florida-based electronic voting system company Smartmatic on Monday demanded three conservative media outlets retract their claims that its machines had flipped votes to President-elect Joe Biden, which the company’s CEO said were part of a broader attack on election integrity.

Smartmatic issued legal notices and retraction demand letters to Fox News, Newsmax and One America News Network. All three have pushed baseless and at times conspiratorial claims about the 2020 election being rigged or stolen from President Trump, with anchors and guests alleging Smartmatic voting systems played a role.

“They have no evidence to support their attacks on Smartmatic because there is no evidence.  This campaign was designed to defame Smartmatic and undermine legitimately conducted elections,” Smartmatic CEO Antonio Mugica said in a statement. “Our efforts are more than just about Smartmatic or any other company.  This campaign is an attack on election systems and election workers in an effort to depress confidence in future elections and potentially counter the will of the voters, not just here, but in democracies around the world.”

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