Ex-CIA official warns that voting machines are “totalitarian tools” dressed in a coat of democracy
12/09/2020 // Ramon Tomey // Views

A former senior intelligence official warned that voting machines are "a totalitarian tool dressed in a coat of democracy." The former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) official told The Epoch Times of this conclusion, which was a result of his study of compromised voting machines for more than a decade. He expressed concern that such systems will destroy the rule of law and democracies that safeguard people's freedom and rights when controlled by corrupt transnational organizations.

The former intelligence official, whose expertise was in Latin American politics and counterterrorism, described the undermining of voting systems by outside parties as "unconventional warfare." He further remarked: "It is basically a 9/11 attack of the electoral system."

The official's warning came amid lawsuits filed by attorney Sidney Powell in different U.S. states such as Michigan, Arizona and Georgia. Powell's suits allege that Dominion Voting Systems, the firm that provided voting machines to these states, manipulated the 2020 presidential elections to ensure that Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins. Dominion's voting machines came installed with software designed by multinational firm Smartmatic.

The former CIA official believes Powell's allegations are true, saying that Dominion's interference in the elections was "basically a terrorist attack into the integrity of the U.S.'s foundation."

However, Dominion has repeatedly denied any claims that it interfered in the recent U.S. elections. It also posted on its website that it "does not use or license Smartmatic software" and that both companies are "two separate [firms] that make electronic voting systems."


Official saw the same script in Venezuela play out in the recent U.S. presidential elections

During the course of their investigation, the former CIA official and his team discovered that the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez started to focus on voting machines as a way to secure election victory as early as 2003. More than 20 percent of Venezuelans signed a recall referendum that time to remove Chávez from the highest position in the land.

The Venezuelan president started talking to Spanish firm Indra, which ran elections in the country during that period, the official said. However, he set his sights on Smartmatic – which three Venezuelans founded in 1997 – after figuring out Indra's voting machines could not be manipulated. Smartmatic subsequently won a 2003 bidding to handle the referendum election following Indra's disqualification.

The official continued: "At midnight of the [June 2004 referendum] election [in Venezuela], the machines were counting. At 3:00 a.m., Chávez suddenly won by ten percent; before 3:00 a.m., the result was opposite." Chávez has not lost any election since that referendum no matter how much opposition he faced. (Related: System "glitch" in Wisconsin swapped Trump votes with Biden's, giving Biden a spontaneous "win".)

The late Venezuelan president's sudden lead in the June 2004 referendum echoed Biden's sudden leads in a number of swing states, in which the results for U.S. President Donald Trump were flipped early in the morning a day after the polls.

Just like Dominion, Smartmatic has denied allegations that it manipulated election results

Smartmatic responded Dec. 4 to a request for comment by The Epoch Times regarding its sale of election technology and services in Venezuela from 2004 to 2017.

In an email, Smartmatic Integrated Communications Director Samira Saba commented: "Smartmatic's technology was never compromised and its results were accurate. Over the last two decades, we have registered and counted nearly five billion auditable votes without a single spoiled vote or security breach."

A fact-check page in the company's website appeared to back up Saba's remarks, indicating that Smartmatic technology "has been proven in audited elections for almost 20 years." According to the page, the election software developed by its engineers only does three things – accurately process votes, keep those votes secure and facilitate audits.

Smartmatic also clarified that it "has no ties to governments or political parties," and it had no links with Dominion. The only instance that both companies worked together "was short-lived and ended in a lawsuit," according to the page. (Related: REVEALED: Smartmatic claims it "prohibits" political donations but 86 percent of its staff gave to Dems.)

Find out how voting software compromised the U.S. presidential elections at VoteFraud.news.

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