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A federal judge in Denver has delivered an ultimatum in a case against Dominion Voting System.
Judge Philip Brimmer, who is overseeing a case alleging racketeering against Dominion Voting Systems, told the plaintiffs they must document their residency before the case can move forward.
Dominion provided many of the voting machines used during the 2020 presidential election.
According to the Denver Gazette, Brimmer has ordered the plaintiffs in the case against Dominion to explain their residences, as there needs to be diversity for a federal case to continue.
The plaintiffs, from Michigan, have accused Dominion of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act and claim the company intimidated its critics after the 2020 elections by sending cease and desist letters to those who expressed criticism of the company.
The complaint explains, “Generally, Plaintiffs are everyday Americans. They are fathers, mothers, daughters, and sons. They are the neighbor you say good morning to on your way to work. They are Americans trying to participate in a public debate about election integrity and security. Plaintiffs have been intimidated from participating in the debate, however, because of Dominion.”
The Denver Gazette reported, “The lawsuit takes aim at approximately 150 letters Dominion has sent to individuals asking that they stop defaming the company and requesting that they preserve certain types of materials, including communications with the campaign of former President Donald Trump and lawyers associated with him who have promoted unfounded claims of election fraud.”
The plaintiffs allege Dominion used the letters and threat of litigation to “chill the free speech” of those critical of the election.
“Generally, Plaintiffs are everyday Americans. They are fathers, mothers, daughters, and sons. They are the neighbor you say good morning to on your way to work,” reads the federal complaint filed in September. “They are Americans trying to participate in a public debate about election integrity and security. Plaintiffs have been intimidated from participating in the debate, however, because of Dominion.”
On Monday, Judge Brimmer issued an order for the plaintiffs to explain why he should not dismiss the case for lack of jurisdiction.
Brimmer gave the plaintiffs until Dec. 6 to answer the domicile question before the case could proceed any further.
Meanwhile, Dominion itself has sued the conservative media outlets One America News Network and Newsmax for pushing election fraud claims that implicated Dominion.
In its federal complaint against OAN in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Dominion is asking for an award of at least $600,000 in lost profits, $600,000 for security to protect its employees from threats, $700,000 for expenses in combatting the disinformation, and $1 million in “lost enterprise value.”
“Defendants made, published, ratified, endorsed, adopted, and amplified attacks on Dominion that they knew were false or acted with reckless disregard for their truth or falsity,” Dominion’s attorneys wrote.