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The controversy surrounding Dominion Voting Systems (DVS) is fascinating. On the one hand, the Wikipedia page for DVS already claims that the company was the subject of a hoax perpetrated by the far-right Qanon conspiracy theory and spread by One America News (OAN), President Donald Trump, and Trump surrogates. These entities allege that the company’s voting machines have been compromised resulting in millions of votes for Donald Trump being deleted or switched to votes for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. It is telling that the Wikipedia page would be claiming that this is a hoax even though these allegations have yet to be tested in court. Any reasonable person would be suspicious of this preemptive claim.
Furthermore, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) stated on November 12, 2020, which read “the November 3rd election was the most secure in American history. There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised. While we know there are many unfounded claims and opportunities for misinformation about the process of our elections, we can assure you we have the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections.”
On its webpage, DVS categorically denies false assertions about vote switching issues with its voting system. It claims “it has never been owned by Smartmatic; that allegations of deletion or switching of votes are completely false; DVS is a non-partisan US company; there were no DVS software glitches and ballots were accurately tabulated; the results are 100% auditable; no unauthorized or last-minute software updates occurred; there were no issues with the use of sharpie pens; assertions of voter fraud conspiracies are 100% false”.
In contrast, Sidney Powell, an attorney for the Trump administration, stated in an interview with Fox News, Maria Bartiromo, when referring to ballot-counting machines from DVS: “they can stick a thumb drive in the machine or load software to it. Even from the Internet, they can do it from Germany or Venezuela even. They can remote access anything. They can watch votes in real-time. They can shift votes in real-time. We’ve identified mathematically the exact algorithm they used and planned to use from the beginning to modify the votes in this case, to make sure Biden won.”
Sidney Powell continues: “I’ve got a first-hand witness. I have an affidavit from the witness which can now be used publicly. He was present for the creation of the system for this specific purpose, of falsifying election results for Hugo Chavez and then Maduro. They exported this all-over Latin America. It is the Smartmatic and DVS systems that were built to do this very thing, for changing the results of elections”.
According to public records, DVS systems are used in 2000 jurisdictions in 30 states. According to experts, if one site has a flaw, other sites are likely to as well, which is why Texas rejected using DVS software three times raising concerns that the system was not safe from fraudulent or unauthorized manipulation. Given we already know that at least two software “glitches” in Georgia and Michigan occurred on election night, attorney Sidney Powell is leading the charge against DVS, and she claims she has enough evidence of fraud to launch a massive criminal investigation. Powell stated “First of all I never say anything I cannot prove. Even their manual explains how votes can be wiped away. It’s like drag-and-drop votes to a separate folder and then delete that folder. We’ve even got evidence of some kickbacks”.
In a January 2020 House hearing on election security John Poulos, President and CEO of DVS stated that his company does have components in their systems that are made in CCP China. These components include LCD screens, chip components, capacitors and resistors. Poulos stated that the DVS ballot-counting machines are manufactured in the United States.
DVS is a Canadian company founded in 2003. Its key leaders are chief executive John Poulos, Chief Financial Officer Ian MacVicar, and Vice President of product line management James Hoover. In June 2010 DVS acquired Sequoia Voting Systems (SVS) from Smartmatic which was controlled behind the scenes by Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. Smart Matic’s Chairman was Mark Malloch Brown, a member of the British House of Lords who is the former vice-chairman of the Soros Investment fund, former vice president of the World Bank, a chief international partner of Sawyer Miller, a political consulting firm, and former vice-chairman of the World Economic Forum. The firm’s ties to the globalism have led the media and government officials to question its involvement in the US electoral process.
In June 2018, DVS announced that it had been acquired by Staple Street Capital, whose executive board member William Earl Kennard is a former ambassador to the European Union appointed by former President Barack Obama. On Nov. 6, Kennard was appointed to the board of directors of Warner Media’s parent company, AT&T, which owns CNN.
A 2020 filing lists DVS’s registered agent as Florida-based Hengnuo Global (Cogency Global, which has a Hong Kong office). Its directors are listed as Hootan Yaghoobzadeh of Staple Street Capital, Stephen Owens of Staple Street, and Benjamin Humphreys of Staple Street. Yagobzadeh and Owens have ties to the infamous Carlyle Group, which in turn has frequent dealings with Yunfeng Capital, where White Glove Jack Ma is based.
It is not unusual for big firms under the congressional microscope to hire people or firms with ties to other power players. Dominion has ties to the Clinton foundation.
The company has used lobbying firms that employ lobbyists with ties to major figures like Georgia’s Republican governor and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as a lobbyist who donate money to Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell. Increasing the scrutiny, it has also worked with firms tied to George Soros and Robert Mueller. A former ambassador named by former President Barack Obama sits on the board of the company that acquired it in 2018 (Staple Street Capital). There are eight registered lobbyists for DVS in Georgia alone, including former Georgia Democratic Secretary of State Lewis A. Massey and Jared Thomas, former chief of staff to Republican Governor Brian Kemp. The first lobbying firm hired by DVS was the powerful Brownstein Farber Hyatt Schreck, and Nadeem Elshami, Pelosi’s former chief of staff, was one of the firm’s lobbyists. The Washington Post listed DVS as a Clinton Foundation donor of $25,000 to $50,000 in 2014.
DVS ballot counting systems have experienced “glitches” in other circumstances. After the polls closed on election night in New Brunswick, Canada in 2014, results began to come in, but then abruptly stopped. Elections New Brunswick stopped updating the results website for more than 90 minutes, and by 11 p.m., none of the votes from any of the precincts had been fully counted. Following the election night incident, Dominion Voting Systems, which provided tabulation machines in the 2014 election and again in 2018, blamed the missing provincial results on an “off-the-shelf computer program” that malfunctioned. This meant that the machine was unable to communicate effectively with the Elections New Brunswick server.
This year’s high-profile Conservative Party leadership election in Canada was scheduled to announce results on August 23, but a voting machine malfunction caused significant delays and the first round of results were not announced until the early morning hours of August 24, when Erin O’Toole was elected.
During the 2010 Philippine elections, there was a reported problem with the Dominion voting software source code: “The commands to add, update and delete existing database records lacked closed transaction logic, which could affect the database contents and could lead to database integrity and other corruption issues”.
The Times reported that some Democrats in the Georgia Legislature opposed purchasing the system but there is “some evidence that heavy lobbying and sales tactics have played a role in their adoption in Georgia and elsewhere.”
According to Center Square, the company “was rejected three times by data communications experts from the Texas Secretary of State and Attorney General’s Office for failing to meet basic security standards.”
Most of the allegations against DVS so far are circumstantial. However, it is significant that the statements of the company are in stark contrast to those made by Sidney Powell, attorney to the Trump campaign, who claims she has incontrovertible evidence of fraud related to the DVS machines. What we do know is that there appear to be significant connections between DVS and individuals sympathetic to globalist aims, as well as to democratic operatives and political figures, and potentially even to jurisdictions that are hostile to America – such as Venezuela. Furthermore, it is a fact that the Company’s vote-counting machines were rejected by the State of Texas because they were found to be unreliable and vulnerable to hacking. By the company’s admission components for the machines are made in CCP China. Ultimately, the role played by DVS ballot counting systems in alleged American election fraud will be tested in court. As Steve Bannon often says: “we do not believe in conspiracy theories, but we also do not believe in coincidences”.
It is telling that the DVS Wikipedia page, along with most Mainstream Media outlets, are claiming that this is a hoax even though these allegations have yet to be tested in court. Any reasonable person would be suspicious of these preemptive claims.
1. Wikipedia, November 17, 2020
2.“US election security groups call 2020 election ‘most secure in American history”, CNET, Laura Hautala, November 13, 2020
3. FOX News, Maria Bartiromo
4.“Dominion Voting Systems: Glitch, Clinton Tie Cause Scrutiny in 2020 Election”, Jessica McBride, Heavy, November 9, 2020