Eric Coomer, the director of product strategy and security for Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems is suing the Trump campaign, several top surrogates and allies in right wing media for defamation.
Coomer’s lawsuit said he was targeted by death threats, constant harassment and “untold damage to his reputation as a national expert on voting systems,” according to Colorado Public Radio. He was also forced to leave his home and move to an undisclosed location where he remains to this day.
The right accused him of using his position as a top official at Dominion to rig the November elections to favor Joe Biden.
The allegations against him began several days after the election when conservative Colorado activist and podcaster, Joe Oltmann, told his listeners that he’d infiltrated a call with Denver-area Antifa members and heard a man identified as “Eric from Dominion” say he would make sure Trump wouldn’t win the election.
Coomer said that conversation never took place.
The complaint names Donald J. Trump for President, Inc, his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, conspiracy lawyer Sidney Powell who alleged that the company worked with dead Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to switch votes from Trump to Biden.
Others named in the suit include several pro-Trump news outlets and figures like One America News Network, their reporter Chanel Rion, Newsmax, The Gateway Pundit, Michelle Malkin, Eric Metaxas, and Joseph Oltmann.
“The widespread dissemination of false conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election has had devastating consequences both for me personally and for many of the thousands of American election workers and officials, both Republican and Democratic, who put aside their political beliefs to run free, fair, and transparent elections,” Coomer said in a statement, according to Colorado Public Radio. “Elections are not about politics; they are about accurately tabulating legally cast votes.”
The company is at the center of the right’s conspiracy theories about the election, falsely alleging that votes were switch from Trump to President-elect Biden. During a meeting meeting at the White House on Friday Trump, Powell and disgraced felon Michael Flynn reportedly discussed comandeering the voting machine for inspection.