GOP county will buy voting machines at heart of pro-Trump conspiracy theories — and voters are furious: report
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On Monday, The Washington Post reported that tensions are flaring in Stark County, Ohio — a county that voted for former President Donald Trump — over the GOP county officials' decision to purchase equipment from Dominion Voting Systems.

"Two months later, Stark County has yet to replace its aging voting equipment while May primaries loom. The all-GOP board of commissioners has fielded an unprecedented deluge of upset callers and spent a recent meeting peppering election staff with doubts and questions. [Board of Elections Executive Director Jeff] Matthews says officials could go to court to push commissioners to make the purchase," reported Hannah Knowles. "A former Trump campaign strategist's video urging people to 'warn' Stark County authorities against moving ahead just fueled a new round of complaints, Matthews said, many of them from out of state."

Dominion is at the heart of a number of conspiracy theories about the election results, with allies of Trump claiming that the company switched votes from Trump to Biden. The theory has never made much sense, because most swing-state counties with Dominion equipment voted for Trump, but it has led to injury to the company's reputation and even death threats against its employees.

Faced with disinformation attacks, Dominion has launched lawsuits against key pro-Trump figures, including Rudy Giuliani; a lawsuit against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is also reportedly in the works. As the legal actions move forward, some pro-Trump media outlets, like One America News, have scrambled to distance themselves from Dominion conspiracy theories after pushing them for weeks.