The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prohibits American citizens and businesses from bribing foreign leaders, and the DOJ is looking into whether or not Smartmatic broke this law.
In response to the report, Smartmatic lawyer J. Erik Connolly stated in an email that “firms operating in the election market usually face scrutiny and investigations.”
“Since becoming aware of this investigation, Smartmatic has complied with authorities and will continue to do so. It is crucial to stress that it has nothing to do with the security or credibility of elections. One of our subsidiaries in Asia advised us that it was on business over ten years ago,” he continued.
The company Smartmatic is charged with buying contracts to manage the 2016 presidential election in the country by bribing at least one official. After receiving the contract in 2017, their law company reportedly paid off Andrew Bautista, the nation’s former election commissioner. Bautista, who resigned in late 2017 amid a probe into his finances, is disputing all of the allegations and currently resides in the United States.
In order to control national elections before the rigged 2020 presidential election, the media revealed how electronic voting companies like Smartmatic and Dominion were a participant in a federal power grab:
“Many so-called national experts declared that the 2020 election had been the most secure in history after the fact as they urgently try to evade serious investigation.”
“The election on November 3 was the fairest in American history. Election officials are currently evaluating and double-checking the whole election process nationwide before declaring the results,” according to a statement released by the Executive Committee of the Govt Coordinating Committee (GCC) for Electoral Infrastructure.
“We can assure you that we have the greatest trust in the security and legitimacy of our elections, and you should too. We are aware that there are numerous false accusations and chances for misinformation concerning the procedure of our elections. Election officials are the best people to ask questions to as they conduct elections,” they added.
However, it has come to light that directors from Dominion and Smartmatic literally teamed up with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Organization (CISA) to form the Electoral Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) in order to “protect” electoral infrastructure before the disputed vote.
Prior to the election, the SCC executive committee issued the following statement: “The Sector Coordinating Committee would like to reassure the general public that the SCC is working cooperatively to collaborate, share, and share information with DHS and the nation’s intelligence services to safeguard the honesty and security of our country’s key voting infrastructure.”
In order to regain confidence in democracy, both in America and around the world, these electronic voting firms must be thoroughly examined and held responsible.