The officials were able to quickly fix the problem and after recounting the ballots, the reported results correctly reflected the vote numbers showing a Trump victory.
The minor error went largely unnoticed until Laura Cox, the chair of the Michigan Republican Party, alleged during a Nov. 6 press conference that the issue likely occurred in other counties that relied on Dominion.
Since then, the conspiracy has taken on a life of its own, with conservative internet users concocting theories left and right in an effort to bolster Trump’s false claims that the election was rigged.
Trump supporters began suggesting on popular far-right forums such as 8kun, formerly known as 8chan, and thedonald.win that the software likely took millions of votes from the president.
Websites linked to the QAnon conspiracy theory also spread the debunked claim that Dominion Voting Systems was either owned or controlled by former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).