Critics on the right are growing concerned as more information comes to light about a U.K. based company with ties to George Soros that is supplying the U.S. with voting machines for the upcoming election. Smartmatic, whose Chairman sits on the board of Soros’ Open Society Foundation, is believed to be contributing over 50,000 voting machines to 16 states for the November election. Skeptics are concerned about possible meddling in the election process as Soros’ tight connection with the Clintons and other high profile Democratic leaders continues to be revealed by Wikileaks with the emails shared from John Podesta’s hacked gmail account.
Smartmatic is a privately held Venezuelan tech and electronic voting company headquartered in London. A flow chart on Smartmatic’s website showed how the company contributed machines to the United States for elections between 2006 and 2015 with “57,000 voting and counting machines deployed” and “35 million voters assisted.”
Since news broke that their machines would be used in the upcoming 2016 Presidential election, the company removed the flow chart and released a statement saying that “Smartmatic will not be deploying its technology in any U.S. county for the upcoming 2016 U.S. Presidential elections.”
The company also stated on its website that “Smartmatic has no ties to political parties or groups in any country and abides by a stringent code of ethics that forbids the company to ever donate to any political campaigns of any kind.” They also added in bold that “George Soros does not have and has never had any ownership stake in Smartmatic.”
A spokesperson for the National Association of Secretaries of State told Lifezette that “Smartmatic is not on a list of federally-certified providers for election systems” and that “officials in several states’ have contested that their equipment came from Smartmatic.”
Smartmatic Chairman Mark Malloch-Brown is a former U.N. official and current board member of the Open Society Foundation. The Open Society Foundation is a grantmaking network which financially supports civil society groups around the world and aims to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. Since its founding, the Foundation has reported expenditures of over $11 billion dollars.
Soros’ ties to the Democrats worry skeptics that believe the multibillionaire is using his money to influence American politics. Just last week, emails between Podesta and Soros’ top people were leaked to show the two sides colluding on SCOTUS picks shortly after Justice Scalia died. George Soros also had his personal information, including his private cell phone number, exposed through the John Podesta Wikileaks emails.