How Venezuela’s Socialist Government is Connected to Vote Counting in the US

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on November 24, 2020

An old CNN clip was uncovered recently of Lou Dobbs in 2006, before he moved over to FOX Business, discussing the acquisition and subsequent legal case against Smartmatic Voting Systems buying up a now defunct US voting systems company Sequoia back in 2005. 

The reason this clip is important is that Smartmatic was later ruled to be unable to keep ownership of Sequoia due to their heavy Venezuelan-based ownership/founders, and the events that followed seem somewhat suspicious.

When Smartmatic was forced to sell Sequoia they at first sold it to those Smartmatic had managing the company for them in the United States. The sale took place in November of 2007.

A little over two years later the small Canadian firm (at the time) Dominion Voting Systems purchased Sequoia in June of 2010, which launched Dominion from one of the smallest electronic voting systems firms to one of the largest in the world.

This may not seem too weird on its own, but in 2008 when another voting systems company, Hart Intercivic, tried to buy up Sequoia and was rejected by the courts due to Hart’s actions being tantamount to a hostile takeover. Along with the ruling against Hart Intercivic it was discovered that Smartmatic still retained heavy financial controls over Sequoia, which included ownership rights over many of Sequoia’s voting system technology. 


Dominion had also been working out a deal to buy Sequoia at the same time the Hart Intercivic court case was happening, late 2008. 

Looking back on Dominion’s acquisition of Sequoia, it is clear there was a documented crossover between Smartmatic and Dominion, especially as Dominion had inherited all of the Smartmatic technology Sequoia owned.

To this day Dominion operates technology that still has its patents held by Smartmatic’s elite Venezuela ownership, which makes one wonder what else Dominion and Smartmatic may share in common.

At the very least, there seems to be some substance to the accusations made by Sidney Powell and others that Dominion may have some connections to Venezuela. 

It should be noted that companies within socialist countries like Venezuela almost always have strong connections to the government. Smarmatic is alleged to have been started with the goal of vote-rigging for former Venezulan dictator Jugo Chavez, which would tie Dominion in with some pretty shady characters.

With some people going on the record as having obtained tapes of Dominion co-founder Eric Coomer having made statements alluding to election rigging, and the strangely-timed office move by Dominion and hiring of crisis lawyers would indicate there is more to this story that has yet been reported.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

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