Election integrity analysts have long been concerned about Dominion Voting Systems and it’s alleged tampering of election equipment during manufacturing. Dominion Voting Systems software is used in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, Nevada, Minnesota, and in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Dominion Voting Systems has ties to prominent Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Bill and Hillary Clinton. In fact, in April of last year that Dominion Voting Systems hired a high-powered lobbying firm Brownstein Farber Hyatt & Schreck that includes Nadeam Elshami, Nancy Pelosi’s former chief of staff, as one of DVS’s lobbyists.
In September 2009, ES&S acquired Premier, without any objections from the DOJ.
In 2010, the Obama administration confiscated electronic voting systems assets (software, intellectual property, manufacturing tools, customer base, etc.) from American companies Diebold and ES&S, and gave them to Dominion. At the same time, Dominion got some employees and assets from a foreign EVS company, tied to Hugo Chavez.
This gift included the installed base of about 30% of the US electronic voting systems (EVS) market.
Within two weeks, Dominion also acquired Sequoia, which was formally spun from Smartmatic, but ties between these two companies remained. Smartmatic is a British company with Hugo Chavez ties, headed by ‘Lord’ Malloch-Brown, former UN Deputy Secretary-General, UNDP, UNHCR, VP of Soros’ Quantum Fund, and Vice-Chair of Soros’ Open Society Foundation and whose software was used by Chavez in the Venezuelan referendum in 2004.
This is how the transfer of the assets was structured, per the DOJ on March 8, 2010:
“WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice announced today that it will require Election Systems & Software (ES&S) to divest voting equipment systems assets it purchased in September 2009 from Premier Election Solutions Inc. in order to restore competition. The assets to be divested include the means to produce all versions of Premier’s hardware, software, and firmware used to record, tabulate, transmit or report votes, including the Assure 1.2 system, and a license to better serve disabled voters.
The department said that today’s settlement will restore competition in voting equipment systems in the United States the acquisition substantially reduced competition as it combined the two largest providers of systems used to tally votes in federal, state, and local elections in the United States. ES&S’s acquisition of Premier made ES&S the provider of more than 70 percent of the voting equipment systems in the United States.
The department said that because the cash value of the deal between ES&S and Premier was $5 million, far below the mandatory reporting threshold for mergers under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, the department’s investigation of the transaction did not begin until the companies had combined their assets and dismantled many of Premier’s operating divisions.”
Dominion Voting is not mentioned in this press release.
Dominion announced the acquisition of the Diebold products on May 19, 2010, and the acquisition of Sequoia Voting assets on June 4, 2010. Dominion also hired much of its personnel, probably retaining ties to extremely sketchy Smartmatic.
Dominion develops much of its software in Belgrade, Serbia. Russia is a close friend to Serbia, if not its only one. If anybody sincerely thought that Putin wanted to hack American elections, their first location of interest would be the offices of Dominion Voting in Belgrade, rather than the Trump Tower in New York.
By the way, Serbian and Russian languages use the Cyrillic alphabet. Most letters have the same Unicode encoding in Serbian and Russian, the Basic Multilingual Plane, range 0410-04FF. If any election officials found Cyrillic text on a Dominion voting machine in 2016, it was probably left there by developers in Serbia.