Spanish – The hours of uncertainty for Venezuelans to know the election results during the Chavista era became longer for Americans who had to wait days to have at least one projection this year. The sudden turn of electoral tendencies during the vote count also became common in Venezuela. The case of the 2004 recall referendum against Hugo Chávez was the first and most bitter experience. Now Venezuela and the United States have two things in common: Smartmatic and the ghost of fraud.
It was just these two irregularities that set off the alarms in the Republican Party. President Donald Trump led the results in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan in the early morning of November 4. In all of them, the scrutiny was extended for days. In all, the trend suddenly reversed, and Democrat Joe Biden was projected as the winner. Trump’s legal team soon put together the pieces that pointed to Venezuela. Smartmatic was exposed as a company linked to the Chavista regime that has a technology that changes votes without being detected. This is what Chávez asked for, and this is how it was executed.
The results requested by Chávez
This is the complaint made public on Newsmax by former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell, a lawyer for President Donald Trump’s campaign. Citing an affidavit from a high-ranking ex-military officer of the Chavista regime, Powell claimed to have evidence of the vulnerability of the voting system. This technology used this year in 28 states of the American Union is the same that for almost two decades has guaranteed the permanence in power of Chavismo in Venezuela with rigged elections.
“Designed in a way that the system could change the vote of each voter without being detected. Chávez wanted the software itself to function in such a manner that if the voter were to place their thumbprint or fingerprint on a scanner, then the thumbprint would be tied to a record of the voter’s name and identity as having voted, but that voter would not be tracked to the changed vote. He made it clear that the system would have to be set up but not leave any evidence of the changed vote for the specific voter, and that there would be no evidence to show, and nothing to contradict that the name and the fingerprint or thumbprint was going with a changed vote. Smartmatic agreed to create such a system and produced the software and the hardware that accomplished the result for President [Hugo] Chavez,” said the witness.
Sidney Powell explained on Newsmax that Smartmatic’s system was created so that Hugo Chávez would not lose an election. And that’s how it was. He was in power until his death. She added that it was later exported to Argentina and other South American countries until it reached the United States. During her interview on the TV channel, she recommended reading the statement on her Twitter account.
And BIG TECH & #Facebook #Google #Twitter are all into suppressing our freedom of speech to challenge this outrageous #Election [email protected]! Wonder who all funding the #Communist efforts for #Biden
Read the sworn testimony yourself! See below!@realDonaldTrump @GenFlynn @LinWood https://t.co/qt4QzgbXdD pic.twitter.com/jpOFZODCIs
— Sidney Powell ??⭐⭐⭐ (@SidneyPowell1) November 17, 2020
From Chávez’s escort to Trump’s witness
Later, the Associated Press (AP) correspondent for Latin America, Joshua Goodman, revealed who this Chavista military member could be. Although he clarified that the name is reserved, he said, “it seems that the witness is Captain Leamsy Salazar.”
Lieutenant Commander Leamsy Salazar was part of the Military House, in charge of presidential custody. For nearly ten years, he was head of security and personal assistant to Hugo Chávez. Then the second in command of the regime, Diosdado Cabello, requested his services after Chávez’s death.
Salazar fled to the United States in December 2014 as a protected witness from Washington. This made him the highest-ranking active military officer who broke with Chavismo to reveal the criminal activities related to drug trafficking of the Chavista high command, reported ABC.
Aquí la declaración jurada que la campana de @realDonaldTrump presenta sobre Venezuela en su litigio en Georgia. El nombre está reservado, pero parece que el testigo es Capt. Leamsy Salazar, que también fue de operaciones especiales y guardia presidencial. Huyo a EEUU en 2014 pic.twitter.com/ZUTMutql3o
— Joshua Goodman (@APjoshgoodman) November 19, 2020
Data manipulation in real-time
In the affidavit, the Venezuelan witness -specifically because of the litigation in Georgia– explains how the manipulation of the vote is done from a secret ballot center in real-time, taking the case of Venezuela as an example.
“All of the tabulations of computer-controlled voting is done in a closed environment so that the voter and any observer cannot detect what is happening unless there is a malfunction or other event that causes the observer to question the process. I saw first hand that the manipulation and switching of votes can be done in real-time, in the secret ballot center that existed in Caracas, Venezuela. For me, it was something very surprising and disturbing.”
The informant confesses that Smartmatic’s performance in Venezuela allowed him to realize that “it does not matter what the voter decides or what the ballot says. It is the operator of the software and the software that decide what counts.”
The informant also refers to the electoral frauds committed in Venezuela. According to the source, after being implemented in the country, Smartmatic’s electoral system closely observed elections in which the result was manipulated and changed as in the 2006 presidential election of Hugo Chávez against Manuel Rosales and in the 2013 election of Nicolás Maduro against Henrique Capriles.
The links between Dominion and Smartmatic
On November 12th, the former mayor of New York and also the lawyer of President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, alleged in an interview with Fox Business that Dominion Voting Systems is owned by Smartmatic.
“Smartmatic was founded in 2004. It was formed by three Venezuelans, who were very close to the dictator Hugo Chávez. It was created to arrange elections. That is the company that owns Dominion. Although Dominion is Canadian, all its software is from Smartmatic,” added Giuliani.
Dominion has denied its connection to Smartmatic. However, the former Chavista military member assures in his statement that he is aware of the partnership between both companies and explains how they are related. “I would like to point out that the software and fundamental design of the electronic electoral system of Dominion and other electoral tabulation companies are based on software that is a descendant of the Smartmatic Electoral Management System.
Highlighting that Dominion is one of the top three vote tabulation companies in the United States, he adds that this company uses the same methods and fundamentally the same software design for data storage, transfer, and calculation of voter identification and voting data.
“Dominion and Smartmatic did business. The software, hardware, and system have the same flaws. Fundamentally, it has multiple opportunities to corrupt data and masks the process in a way that the average person cannot detect any fraud or manipulation. The fact that the voting machine displays the result the voter wants and then prints a ballot that reflects it does not matter. It is the software that counts the digitized vote and reports the results. The software itself is the one that changes the information electronically to get the result that the software operator and the vote-counting system intend to generate. This is how it is done”.
The votes that traveled to Europe
President Trump’s legal team – led by Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and Jenna Ellis – held a press conference Thursday to report on the status of the fraud investigation into the November 3 presidential election.
Giuliani added to the puzzle a fact he had already advanced on Wednesday in an interview with Fox Business: the votes of the 28 states where Dominion operated were counted in Germany and Spain by Smartmatic. He also noted that high-ranking Dominion personnel support the radical leftist group Antifa, which has been involved in violence in several cities since May 25, following the death of George Floyd.
When asked about the competence of the FBI to verify the allegations, the former mayor of New York harshly questioned the actions of this body. “I don’t know where the FBI has been for the last four years. I don’t know where the FBI was when our votes were counted in a foreign country by a company controlled by friends of an enemy of the United States.”
Soros and left-wing globalism
The network of left-wing globalism would be behind the plan to impose the Democrat on the White House. And when it comes to globalism, all roads lead to Soros. Trump’s lawyer warned that the irregularities detected in the presidential election constitute a national security problem, where many foreign interests are involved.
He highlighted the fact that the votes were counted in Germany and Spain by a Venezuelan company, which would be linked to George Soros, the chief promoter of globalism, whom he pointed out as the key financier of the Democratic Party and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.
The violent character of BLM and Antifa has been widely documented. A recent U.S. Crisis Monitor study states that between May 26 and September 12, 637 riots were reported in the United States, and 91% of them involved BLM. In the violent protests that took place in several cities after the death of George Floyd, Antifa emerged as a protagonist in the looting, destruction, and assassinations.
Smartmatic, from Chávez to Biden
Rudy Giuliani closed his speech by emphasizing that no other choice should be made with the participation of Dominion and Smartmatic. He reiterated that what happened with the presidential election was a massive attack on the integrity of the voting system.
Adding to Smartmatic’s discredit is the fact that Democrat Joe Biden, projected by the media as the winner of the election, included in his transition team Peter Neffenger, a retired U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral who currently serves as Smartmatic’s Chairman of the U.S. Board of Directors.
Smartmatic’s name has been heard in Venezuela since 2004. That year, the same year in which the company was formed, its technology was used for the first time on the occasion of the recall referendum against Hugo Chávez. The experience was a bitter one. An electronic voting system that promised speedy results ended up being slower than manual counting. At that time, the result took about 10 hours. The exit polls had guaranteed Chavez’s defeat by a 20% difference.
In 2017, after lending itself to the election of the illegitimate National Constituent Assembly (ANC) in which only Chavista candidates participated, Smartmatic admitted that the announced result was manipulated., as reported by BBC Mundo.
Between the certification and the election
During the press conference that lasted more than an hour, Sidney Powell insisted that they have evidence that a large number of Trump’s votes were simply discarded. “They were thrown away,” she said.
In Michigan, one of the states being challenged, two Republicans refused to certify the election in Wayne County, where Detroit City is located. The deadline for certification in this state is November 23, as it is in Pennsylvania. In Georgia, the deadline is this Friday, November 20.
Certification is a process before the appointment of statewide voters to the Electoral College. It is these representatives from the 50 states who actually elect the president at the December 14 vote.