When you deal enough with lawyers, you learn how they lie through omission and misdirection. See if you can spot the lies here:
Against false statements, the facts: Smartmatic does not own Dominion Voting Systems and has never provided Dominion with any technology. Smartmatic has never had ties with any government or political group anywhere in the world.
See, Smartmatic “has never provided Dominion with any technology” because Dominion provided the technology to Smartmatic.
Reporter: The question on people’s minds, why is Smartmatic even still here in the Philippines after reports it had violated provisions of the election automated law. Number one for example that it was never allowed to bid in the 2010 elections because it did not actually own the software. Dominion owned the software. Dominion Voting owned the software. Plus the difficulty that they had to put the COMELEC (Commission on Elections) in order to access the source code. Issues like that. Your thoughts? People say we should not be subjected to Smartmatic again this time around.
Mark Malloch Brown: Yes, well I think that’s competitors who say that. The fact is, yes a part of our technology IS licensed from Dominion. But you tell me a large technology company which isn’t using in part licenses from other companies. And we have a license for the international use of that particular piece of the technology.
Reporter: So Mark let me just cut in there and ask you, the license issued by Dominion for you to use for proprietary software, that is a live license for you to use?
Mark Malloch Brown: Yes.
But then, it turns out that the lying by omission and misdirection goes even deeper.
Leading voting technology provider Sequoia Voting Systems is pleased to announce the sale of the company to a group of private U.S. investors led by Sequoia’s current executive management team.
“Sequoia is an innovative company with a century-long history; hard-working and talented employees; proven products; a solid balance sheet; essentially no debt, a corporate structure that provides flexibility; an extensive customer base and a very bright future,” said Jack Blaine, Sequoia President & CEO. “I am very excited and hopeful about the tremendous possibilities and numerous opportunities that lay ahead for Sequoia given the company’s new structure and the completion of this sale process.”
The investment group, led by Sequoia President & CEO Jack Blaine and company Chief Financial Officer Peter McManemy, purchased Sequoia from former parent company Smartmatic Corporation for an undisclosed sum.
That private investment group sold Sequoia, and its technology to Dominion.
Sequoia Voting Systems was a California-based company that is one of the largest providers of electronic voting systems in the U.S., having offices in Oakland, Denver and New York City. Some of its major competitors were Premier Election Solutions (formerly Diebold Election Systems) and Election Systems & Software. It was acquired by the Canadian company Dominion Voting Systems on June 4, 2010.
In other words, there was a cutout, which doesn’t even truly qualify as a third party due to the fact that it was led by Sequoia’s management team, that allows Smartmatic to deceptively claim that it never provided the technology directly to Dominion even though Dominion now owns the technology that Smartmatic formerly owned.
And note that Dominion Voting Systems is a Canadian company, thereby confirming the fact of foreign interference in US elections.