Missouri sate Rep. Justin Hill, (R-Lake St. Louis) requested that the controversial company Dominion Voting Systems, accused of massive fraud in the counting of votes in the presidential election, be prosecuted for not paying taxes.
“I have called upon AG Eric Schmitt to prosecute Dominion Voting Systems Inc. for unpaid taxes,” Hill wrote in a tweet in early December.
He added: “Dominion has also violated State regulations re: electronic voter machines in MO & I have called upon SOS Ashcroft to demand the software source code from the escrow agent for review.”
I have called upon AG Eric Schmitt to prosecute Dominion Voting Systems Inc for unpaid taxes. Dominion has also violated State regulations re: electronic voter machines in MO & I have called upon SOS Ashcroft to demand the software source code from the escrow agent for review. pic.twitter.com/ULnUAVIAhL
— Justin Hill (@HillForMissouri) December 2, 2020
Dominion had entered into contracts with at least 27 Missouri counties by 2018.
Despite failing to pay state income taxes twice, Dominion was certified and authorized to operate in the state.
Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft reported in October of last year that the company had its “authority to transact business revoked for nonpayment of taxes, and Dominion is subject to a fine of at least $1,000, according to Hill’s letter to Schmitt.
In addition, the law provides that a contractor such as Dominion must turn over its source code to the state at no additional cost to the state within seven days, Hill reminded Ashcroft in the letter.
Although the system used by Dominion is not secure and at high risk of being hacked and this has been pointed out on numerous occasions, it is contradictory that it has been contracted on a large scale in the United States.
According to Penn Wharton’s Public Policy estimates for 2018, some 1,645 local jurisdictions were paying nearly $100 million annually to the company through contracts with terms of up to 10 years.
Despite the fact that Dominion’s CEO, John Poulos, has been invited to testify voluntarily about the large number of irregularities in the operation of the electoral processes his company manages, he has not attended.
State Rep. Matt Hal (R-Mich.) invited Poulos to present his version of the events, but to no avail.
“On November 23, I sent you a letter inviting you to join the House Oversight Committee so that we could get answers to the many questions that we have regarding the potential issues that occurred on Election Day. I have not received an answer to my request,” Hall said.
In response to Hall’s refusal, he reminded Poulos that he was willing to “to seek legislative subpoena power to compel your appearance before the House Oversight Committee,” but Hall hoped he would not have to resort to this measure.
Dominion’s ties to other countries could involve foreign interference in the U.S. election process, and the Trump campaign legal team has investigated this.
The lawyers are confident that the courts will rule in favor of the re-election of President Donald Trump, once the fraudulent activities of which Dominion and its officials are accused are proven.