In 2006, The Miami Herald warned about Smartmatic’s ties to Hugo Chávez:
“Software engineers with links to the Leftist, anti-American regime of HUGO CHÁVEZ are in charge of programming electronic VOTING machines that will soon power U.S. ELECTIONS.”
2006 CNN Segment Warned Over ‘Venezuelan Controlled’ Smartmatic
Fifteen years ago CNN reported that watchdog groups were questioning why U.S. voting machines would be under the control of citizens from another country.
When Chicago had problems with the machines, a dozen Venezuelan employees were there to “help” with the election.
Dobbs told Pilgrim: “Let’s call the White House! Lets find out the answer so everyone knows by Monday evening. This is ridiculous!.”
“We’re looking into it actively Lou,” said Ms. Pilgrim.
Smartmatic’s Own About Us Page Confirms Ties to Venezuela
Smartmatic’s about us page from 2005: