There is yet another rumor circulating about Dominion Voting Systems having ties to a powerful figure. This time the claim is that member’s of Joe Biden’s family have ties to Dominion. There are several iterations of the claim circulating on social media. One Facebook post reads:
“Fact check this losers.....Bidens sister is married to Stephen Owens, who owns Dominion voting systems”
This is a false claim. Joe Biden and his family do not have a connection to Dominion Voting Systems.
The “evidence” for this false claim likely rests solely on a shared last name between Biden’s sister, Valerie Owens and Stephen Owens, managing director and co-founder of Staple Street Capital.
While it’s true that Dominion Voting Systems was acquired by Staple Street in 2018 and the co-founder does in fact have the surname Owens, he is of no relation to the Biden family.
A viral tweet insinuating that Stephen Owens is Biden’s nephew’s has also been circulating:
The tweet also mentions Kevin Owens, an attorney and the brother of Valerie’s husband, John Owens. There is no indication that he is connected to Stephen Owens or Dominion.
The Dispatch Fact Checkpreviously debunked claims that then-Attorney General Bill Barr had connections to Dominion.