Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, said they decided not to go with Dominion software for vote counting in the 2020 election, as they had recognized there were problems with it, and it couldn’t be trusted.
Dominion Voting Systems has been used widely across many states in the United States. Fraud and inaccurate results have plagued areas where it’s used, resulting in the Trump campaign filing lawsuits to expose voting corruption across the nation.
Paxton explained to Newsweek they had tested Dominion and found it unworthy of use.
“There is a reason that Texas rejected it,” Paxton told “Stinchfield” host Grant Stinchfield. “We didn’t do it arbitrarily. We knew that these were unreliable systems. We didn’t want to trust them.
“We didn’t want to be in the same situation that some of these other states are in now where we’re questioning the results, so we believe that this was a problem.”
Paxton said the Dominion system was tested three times, starting in 2012, and each time system failures were evident in both software and hardware.
“We discovered that these systems are subject to different types of unauthorized manipulation and potential fraud,” he said.
On Thursday, President Trump accused Dominion Voting Systems of having “DELETED 2.7 MILLION TRUMP VOTES NATIONWIDE.”
President Trump tweeted a quote he attributed to One America News Network and its chief White House correspondent Chanel Rion as saying, “REPORT: DOMINION DELETED 2.7 MILLION TRUMP VOTES NATIONWIDE. DATA ANALYSIS FINDS 221,000 PENNSYLVANIA VOTES SWITCHED FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP TO BIDEN. 941,000 TRUMP VOTES DELETED. STATES USING DOMINION VOTING SYSTEMS SWITCHED 435,000 VOTES FROM TRUMP TO BIDEN.”
Twitter flagged this post with a note stating, “This claim about election fraud is disputed.”
“REPORT: DOMINION DELETED 2.7 MILLION TRUMP VOTES NATIONWIDE. DATA ANALYSIS FINDS 221,000 PENNSYLVANIA VOTES SWITCHED FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP TO BIDEN. 941,000 TRUMP VOTES DELETED. STATES USING DOMINION VOTING SYSTEMS SWITCHED 435,000 VOTES FROM TRUMP TO BIDEN.” @ChanelRion @OANN
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2020
Dominion has been heavily criticized for not preventing the system irregularities and the opportunity for fraud.
Dominion purchased Sequoia Voting Systems in 2010, a system suspected of being used to rig the Venezuelan elections in 2004, reported Newsweek.
In Texas, any individuals found guilty of election fraud will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, said Paxton.
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) November 7, 2020
President Trump had a convincing win against Biden in Texas, a state where Dominion systems were not used for vote counting.
We must have fair and ethical elections. Without this we have no republic. I support @realDonaldTrump in his actions to make sure every vote is counted legally. America deserves that. 🇺🇸 #ElectionResults2020 #ElectionSecurity
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) November 6, 2020