October 19, 2016 by Shakeymclovin. Smartmatic board Chairman Lord Malloch-Brown also serves on the board of George Soros’s Open Society Foundation. Smartmatic offers voting technology and support for 307 countries and 16 states.
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Smartmatic, through former subsidiary Sequoia participated in the electoral process for a Chicago municipal primary election in March 2006. It was considered a disaster. Sequoia voting machines were blamed for delays and irregularities. The company refused to collaborate with US authorities during a probe into the structures ownership. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney called for the probe after Chicago Alderman Edward M. Burke raised the alarm. Smartmatic had been flying in ‘electoral experts’ on tourist visas from Venezuela to monitor and supervise the voting process. Smartmatic’s president Jack Blaine acknowledged in a public hearing that Smartmatic workers had been flown in from Venezuela to help with the vote. Smartmatic and the Venezuelan government denied Hugo Chávez had any role in Smartmatic.
“The government should know who owns our voting machines — that is a national-security concern,” -Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y.
Smartmatic has provided their service to Venezuela’s last 14 elections. In 2006 Federal investigators looked into whether Smartmatic corporation paid bribes in order to win a contract in the 2004 Venezuelan elections.
“For more than a decade, Smartmatic has proudly serviced the national elections for the people of Venezuela, demonstrating our commitment to transparency, efficiency and accountability” -Smartmatic CEO Antonio Mugica
How is that working out for Venezuelans?
“Let all the world know that we live in a dictatorship under Nicola Maduro” -Venezuela 2014
Stanford study of 337 pre-selection polls representing about 140,000 voters across 34 states found extreme discrepancies where electronic voting was used. Clinton over-performed an avg. of 9% in states that used electronic voting machines with no paper evidence votes.
For the 2016 GOP caucus 59,000 Utah voters registered to vote online. 80% of all voters were registered to cast their votes via internet through Smartmatic’s technology. On November 8th sixteen states will be using this technology.