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Rudy Spent a Week Trying to Avoid Being Served Dominion Voting Lawsuit Papers—and Not Sure If It's Funny or Sad

Rudy Spent a Week Trying to Avoid Being Served Dominion Voting Lawsuit Papers—and Not Sure If It's Funny or Sad
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Former President Donald Trump's ex-lawyer Rudy Giuliani spent months after the 2020 election amplifying the absurd lie that Democrats coordinated widespread voter fraud to deliver a false victory to now-President Joe Biden.

The bumbling lawyer held widely-mocked hearings in state legislatures, hosted embarrassing press conferences, and launched frivolous lawsuits to further sow doubt in the integrity of U.S. elections on behalf of his client, Donald Trump.

One of the featured "villains" in Giuliani's delusions was Dominion Voting Systems, an election software company Giuliani falsely claimed worked with Democrats and foreign entities to switch millions of Trump votes to Biden votes. In reality, Trump won over 80 percent of the counties that used Dominion.

But as a result of the lawyer's lies, Dominion employees received death threats and the company's reputation was politicized and damaged, likely for years to come.

That's why, late last month, Dominion slapped Giuliani with a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit.

To the public, Giuliani welcomed the suit, claiming:

"Dominion's defamation lawsuit for $1.3B will allow me to investigate their history, finances, and practices fully and completely,"

But according to Stephen Rex Brown of the Daily News, Giuliani went to comical lengths to avoid being served the process papers, ducking them in person after ignoring their emails.

According to Dominion:

"After not responding to requests to waive service, Mr. Giuliani evaded in-person service of process for nearly a week. It took numerous attempts, at both his home and office, before we were able to successfully serve Mr. Giuliani on February 10."

The Daily News detailed one particularly awkward encounter between Giuliani and the process servers:

"On Feb. 7, a pair of process servers and Giuliani got into an awkward standoff during a nasty winter storm. That morning, the doorman to the building waved to a Ford Explorer SUV parked down the street. Giuliani got in the passenger seat and closed the SUV door as a process server lunged forward with a bag full of documents."

The reporting generated even more ridicule for Giuliani after an election cycle that often saw him as the butt of a joke he didn't get himself.

Others found the lawyer's evasiveness to be yet another attempt at escaping accountability for his reckless actions.

It's unclear what Giuliani's defense will be if the case goes to court.