Smartmatic’s “US Relationship” Pt. 1
The Smartmatic Corp. occupies a world of duality. Smartmatic was founded in 2000 in, depending on who you ask, anywhere from LA to London. A leaked diplomatic cable out of Caracas has brought the US-founded Venezuelan-owned company scrutiny for years.
In 2017, Smartmatic CEO Antonio Mugica estimated that 1 million votes in the Venezuelan election were fraudulent, but Mugica stated: “…this would not have occurred if the auditors of all political parties had been present at every stage of the election.” [Video]
In other words, vote manipulation is an important feature of their software, but detection is optional.
As part of the complaint against Governor Kemp and the State Elections Board in the Northern District of Georgia, attorney Sidney Powell submitted testimony that Smartmatic’s auditing feature isn’t always an option. [Full complaint]
“A core requirement of the Smartmatic software design was the software’s ability to hide it’s manipulation of votes form any audit. As the whistleblower explains: Chavez was most insistent that Smartmatic design the system in a way that the system could change the vote of each voter without being detected… Smartmatic agreed to create such a system.” [Excerpt]
A Venezuelan official and Antonio Mugica’s cousin backed up the direct material witness. The Venezuelan official was dismissed for opposing Chavez’s vote manipulation, and Mr. Cobucci said under oath that his cousin Antonio Mugica received a fortune from the Chavista Government to “ensure Smartmatic technology would be implemented around the world, including in the U.S.” [Excerpt]