posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 09:58 PM
(this is a copy of post from another thread
on a different subject and in a different
forum, it deserves it's own discussion)
The manufacturer of Palm Beach's voting machines is Sequoia Voting Systems
As most of us are unfamiliar with them let me share with you some of their history:
March 20, 2008 2:42 PM PDT
Sequoia Voting Systems site hacked
Part of the Sequoia Voting Systems Web site was defaced and subsequently taken down on Thursday, according to a report in InfoWorld. As CNET prepared
this blog, the entire Sequoia Voting System site was frequently inaccessible.
The defacement and subsequent takedown occurred Thursday morning on the company's Ballot Blog page. Sequoia is one of a handful of electronic voting
companies used in the United States. It has in recent days come under fire for apparent discrepancies in voter tallies in last month's New Jersey
When an independent group tried to investigate the hacking, they got this response from the company:
Dear Professors Felten and Appel:
As you have likely read in the news media, certain New Jersey election officials have stated that they plan to send to you one or more Sequoia
Advantage voting machines for analysis. I want to make you aware that if the County does so, it violates their established Sequoia licensing Agreement
for use of the voting system. Sequoia has also retained counsel to stop any infringement of our intellectual properties, including any non-compliant
analysis. We will also take appropriate steps to protect against any publication of Sequoia software, its behavior, reports regarding same or any
other infringement of our intellectual property.
Very truly yours,
Sequoia Voting Systems
Then there's this worrying news:
CEO and President of Sequoia and SVS Holdings, Inc., Jack Blaine's admission, to company employees on a conference call, that SVS/Sequoia, in fact,
does not control the Intellectual Property of Sequoia voting systems voting machines, but Smartmatic does.
The arrangement seems to be in violations of an agreement with the U.S. Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States
(CFIUS) who had been reviewing Venezuela's ties to Smartmatic/Sequoia until Smartmatic agreed to divest of the company, in a deal which purportedly
sold off all control of Sequoia to SVS, Holdings, Inc.
Who is Smartmatic? A Venezuelan company:
Smartmatic is organized around three business areas: Electronic voting systems, integrated security systems , and systems for people registration
and authentication for government applications.
Smartmatic has offices in the US, Mexico, Venezuela, Barbados, Spain, Philippines and Taiwan.
So let's see if I can get this straight.
Smartmatic, a Venezuelan company, which was used in the failed recall referendum of president Hugo Chavez and accused of election fraud
, AND who's founder has recently been shown to have
ties to drug smuggling and the CIA:
Drug Pilot, Drug Pilot, Election Exec Killed on CIA Plane
May 7, 2008
by Daniel Hopsicker
One week after the crash outside Caracas, Venezuela of a twin-engine Piper Navajo (N6463L), an air of intrigue surrounds almost everything about the
flight, including the plane's ownership, passengers, and pilot.
Woven into one small story about a plane crash in Venezuela that killed seven people are visible threads from two perennial American cover-ups: one
surrounding vote fraud, and one covering-up the CIA's role in drug trafficking.
For anyone interested in the news that gets left out of the newspaper, its’ a Perfect Storm. The Mother of All Scandals.
The downed plane's relevance to the ongoing story of vote fraud in America involves the identity of it's passenger, Jose Alfredo Anzola, a 34-year
old founder of Smartmatic, a Venezuela-based election company whose American subsidiary counted one in every three votes in the 2004 Presidential
election, while engaged the whole time in heated controversy over allegations the firm counting America's votes had hidden ties to—of all people—
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez.
The connection between last week's plane crash and the ongoing saga of CIA Drug trafficking begins with 43-year old Mario Donadi Gafaro, the veteran
drug pilot at the controls of the twin engine plane.
Donadi boasts a 1999 drug trafficking conviction in the U.S., where he served three years.
Then, even more recently, he was convicted of the same offense in Venezuela, and sentenced to an eight-year stretch at Venezuela’s Big House.
When he crashed and burned last week, reporters noted with surprise, he still had six years to serve. Donadi was supposed to be in prison.
But he apparently has friends in high places.
You HAVE to read the whole article/page to believe it.
CIA - Drug smuggling - Hugo Chavez - Rigged Venezuelan elections - Venezuelan company - all the way to voting machines which keep failing in US
elections, will not allow outside investigations and are about to be used in Florida of all places for the presidential elections.
AND as mentioned above they make systems for people registration and authentication for government applications.
How's that for a conspiracy?
[edit on 9/22/2008 by schrodingers dog]
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