LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – In a recent development, Michigan legislators and concerned citizens have raised serious allegations against John Poulos, the CEO of Dominion Voting Systems.

On Wednesday, April 17th, former Republican State Senator Patrick Colbeck and who is also the President of the election integrity group, Michigan Grassroots Alliance, was joined on the steps of the State Capitol by six Michigan House Representatives in a press conference announcing the filing of a 51-page criminal complaint against Poulos, alleging that he perjured himself during his testimony before the Michigan Senate Oversight Committee on December 15, 2020.

Group alleges perjury in Dominion CEO’s testimony.

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The testimony in question was extensively cited in the Michigan Senate Oversight Committee’s June 2021 Report on the November 2020 election in Michigan, with the report concluding, “The Committee can confidently assert that is has been thorough in examination of numerous allegations of unlawful actions, improper procedures, fraud, vote theft, or any other description which would cause citizens to doubt the integrity of Michigan’s 2020 election results. Our clear finding is that citizens should be confident the results represent the true results of the ballots cast by the people of Michigan.”

The Michigan representatives who joined Colbeck in the press conference included James DeSana (R-Carleton), Steve Carra (R-Three Rivers), Neil Friske (R-Petoskey), Josh Schriver (R-Oxford), Matt Maddock (R-Milford) and Joseph Fox (R-Fremont), all members of the Michigan Freedom Caucus.

Who filed the complaint?

According to accusations outlined in the criminal complaint filed by Colbeck, along with Reps. DeSana, Carra and Friske, Mr. Poulos is accused of 15 counts of alleged perjury.

Colbeck said at the press conference, “Everyone is impacted by this…all Michigan citizens are impacted by the integrity of the information that was presented before the Senate during that testimony.” He went on to say, “This has been going on too long. We have an election coming up in 2024…the time for action is long overdue.”

Where was the complaint filed?

The criminal complaint was submitted to the Michigan Secretary of the Senate, the Michigan Attorney General and the Michigan State Police on Wednesday, April 17th. Back in 2020, Democratic Michigan AG Dana Nessel had said that Colbeck had not made any complaints of election fraud to her office but “If he had, we would have fully investigated such claim.” It is unclear if her office will pursue Colbeck’s current complaint.

In the complaint, which is a request for a criminal investigation and not part of a lawsuit, the group points out many alleged lies of Poulos and refers to many of his statements as “perjury.” 39 pages of exhibits are in the complaint including emails, contract information, diagrams and other documents to support their claims.

The evidence in the complaint challenges the accuracy of Mr. Poulos’s statements, thereby casting doubt on the conclusions of the Senate report, which asserted the absence of widespread or systemic fraud in Michigan’s 2020 election.

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The implications of the alleged misinformation by the Dominion CEO are “significant” according to the press release about the complaint “potentially affecting the perceived integrity of Michigan’s electoral process and the legal repercussions faced by individuals as a result of the contested testimony.”

What are the allegations?

The 15 counts of perjury outlined in the complaint include what the complaint alleges as false statements of Poulos. The first count alleges that Poulos’ statement, “let me be clear ballots aren’t sent anywhere not overseas not over state lines and not even over county lines” is a false statement.

The complaint claims that his statement contradicts evidence suggesting overseas access to election equipment by Serbia on Colorado election scanning devices that were tested.

The complaint also contends that Poulos’ statements about internet connections are untrue. They cite as false Paulous’ statement, “voting systems are by design meant to be used as closed systems that are not networked meaning that they are not connected to the internet.”

Internet connectivity accusations.

The complaint says that the “truth” is the Dominion Voting Systems are designed to be connected to the internet and are not closed systems. They include documented evidence that they say proves otherwise including a contract between the State of Michigan and Dominion Voting Systems which they say “clearly documents how the design of the voting systems used to conduct election in Michigan features the need for internet connections.”

Another charge in the complaint disputes Poulos’ statement that it would be impossible to alter an election outcome by a Dominion employee. The complaint says, “Forensic analysis of Dominion EMS Server images in Antrim County, MI, Maricopa County, AZ and Mesa County, CO, indicate that it is indeed possible for anyone with access to the EMS Server including Dominion employees to alter an election outcome.”

Other counts in the complaint include allegations that Poulos made false statements regarding certification, logic and accuracy testing, internet-connected modems, source code, vote flipping, ranked choice voting, internet design and background checks on employees.

Statements given under oath likely satisfied criteria for perjury, says group.

The complaint asserts that Poulos’s purported false statements, given under oath in the presence of legal counsel, likely satisfies the criteria for perjury and they conclude “Prosecution to the fullest extent of the law is warranted to uphold the integrity of the judicial system and the rule of law.”

At the press conference addressing why it’s taken so long to get access to information, Colbeck said, “More and more of our election activities are being outsourced to non-government organizations like Dominion Voting Systems.”

How was “evidence” gathered?

Colbeck continued, “I can’t issue a ‘Freedom of Information Act’ request for internal communications with Dominion. I require a lawsuit, I require discovery, I require either a criminal investigation or something along those lines in order to get access to get that information. We didn’t have that access until recently. Attorney Stefanie Lambert who was counsel for Patrick Byrne in his defamation lawsuit involving Dominion, obtained documents that involved internal emails from Dominion that indicated that there was criminal activity going on in a civil lawsuit.”

Colbeck went on to say, “As an attorney, Stephanie Lambert was obligated to report her findings in discovery to law enforcement which she did.” Once the information was available online, Colbeck and others were able to review the documents and “connect the dots” he says.

Colbeck said at the press conference that he wants transparency and for voters to have confidence that the election was conducted in a fair, transparent and lawful manner. He added, “The people deserve a voice. And the way we express our voice, the way we keep our elected officials accountable is through the ballot box and if we can’t depend on that, we can’t depend on anything in this country.”

What Dominion says…

Michigan News Source reached out to Dominion Voting Systems about the complaint and was told by a Dominion spokesperson, “These allegations show absolutely no evidence whatsoever of criminal activity of any kind. This is yet another example of how lies about Dominion have damaged our company, subjected officials and Dominion employees to harassment, and baselessly diminished the public’s faith in elections. Allegations that Dominion employees anywhere tried to interfere with any election are completely false. Dominion’s certified systems remain secure, and we are confident in the security of future elections.”