FILE- In this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo, a Dominion Voting Systems voting machine is seen in Atlanta.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News on Friday, arguing the cable news giant, in an effort to boost faltering ratings, falsely claimed that the voting company had rigged the 2020 election.
Attorneys for Dominion said Fox News’ behavior differs greatly from that of other media outlets that reported on the claims.
Though Dominion serves 28 states, until the 2020 election it had been largely unknown outside the election community.
A rival technology company, Smartmatic USA , also sued Fox News over election claims for a similar sum of money.
Unlike Dominion, Smartmatic’s participation in the 2020 election was restricted to Los Angeles County. »