Fox News is in hot water.
It’s over the election and voter fraud.
And now these three Fox News hosts just got hit with a lawsuit that could end their careers.
Smartmatic, the voting system technology company, sued hosts Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro, and Fox News over their claims that deceased Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez helped develop Smartmatic software and that foreign countries could change vote totals.
Smartmatic denies the accusations and that their software was only used in the United States during the 2020 election.
The New York Times reports:
Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Corporation and three of its popular anchors are the targets of a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit filed on Thursday by a company that became a prominent subject of discredited theories about widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
Smartmatic, an election technology company, filed the suit in New York State Supreme Court on Thursday against the Fox Corporation, Fox News and the anchors Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo and Jeanine Pirro. As part of the same action, the company is suing Rudolph W. Giuliani and Sidney Powell, who made the case for election fraud as guests on Fox programs while representing President Donald J. Trump.
Smartmatic is not alone in filing such a lawsuit.
Dominion Voting Systems slapped lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell with a $1.3 billion lawsuit for their claims that votes cast through Dominion Voting machines were flipped from Donald Trump to Joe Biden by the millions.
Fox News, along with One America News Network and Newsmax, has retracted its claims that Dominion played any role in voter fraud or vote switching.
So far, Dominion has spared those networks.
But Smartmatic’s move could open the door to trouble for others hosts and networks.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.