My latest:

In 2010, Dominion Voting Systems purchased a company that had been under U.S. scrutiny for potential ties to the Venezuelan Chavez regime.

The purchase included intellectual property, hardware, software, and firmware.

#DominionVotingSystems (a Canadian company) acquired Sequoia Voting Systems in 2010.

Sequoia was sold to Dominion by their parent company, Smartmantic. Smartmantic had Venezuelan founders & collaborative ties companies with partial Chavez regime ownership. #2020Election
In the purchase of Sequoia, #Dominion acquired the company’s intellectual property, software, firmware, and hardware.

Essentially, the way the machines worked, their design, & programming was transferred to Dominion with the purchase.

Dominion's press statement 👇
Smartmatic & the Venezuelan government had categorically denied all allegations that Sequoia was owned / influenced by the Chavez regime.
In 2006, Smartmatic voluntarily agreed to a CFIUS investigation - but TWO months after the investigation had begun, Smartmatic withdrew Sequoia from the probe, stating they were putting the company up for sale.
Fast forward to the 2020 presidential election - now Dominion Voting Systems is at the heart of multiple “glitches” that resulted in misallocated votes in Michigan and machine shut downs in Georgia.

Many legislative / political officials deny the need to look into these issues.
But the company that Dominion Voting Systems purchased, Sequoia, was under review for ties to socialist governments back in 2004-2006.

This fact has been overlooked and ignored.

But what's the deal? Why is the Venezuelan link important?
In preparation for Venezuela’s '04 election, Smartmatic-Sequoia teamed up with a Venezuelan company called Bitza to provide voting machines for the upcoming election.

The election would decide whether or not Hugo Chavez would continue his rule over the county. It was a big deal
The issue? 28% of Bitza was owned by the Chavez government. Bitza and Smartmatic then partnered with the temporarily privatized Venezuelan telephone company, CANTV.
The three collaborated to set up digital voting booths that would allow votes to be cast & counted electronically.

While CANTV was publicly owned for the ‘04 election, it became a state-sanctioned media outlet when Chavez took control of it in 2007…
The election resulted in the continuation of Chavez’s control of Venezuela.

International communities accepted the results, however many groups within Venezuela questioned the reliability of the vote results.…
This collab w/ state-owned Bitza red flagged Smartmatic-Sequoia.

Smartmatic then categorically denied any links to the Venezuelan government - and the Venezuelan government has always echoed that statement.
"No foreign government has ever held a stake in Smartmatic," - Antonio Mugica, CEO of Smartmatic.

"The government of Venezuela doesn’t have anything to do with the company aside from contracting it for our electoral process," - Venezuelan ambassador Bernardo Alvarez.
While no U.S. lawsuits were filed or indictments issued regarding the suspected ties between Smartmatic-Sequoia and the Chavez government, Antonio Mugica, one of the founders of Smartmatic, was denied a re-entry visa by the U.S.


Dominion purchased Sequoia INCLUDING their intellectual property, hardware, software, and firmware. This means all features of the voting machines and the way they operated was transferred to Dominion.
It is unclear what changes Dominion has made to those original models.

Remember: Sequoia and it’s parent company, Smartmatic, were under scrutiny by multiple U.S. government officials for suspicions that the company was either partially owned by or influenced by the Chavez gov.
Today, the foreign owned Dominion Voting Systems services roughly 30 states and Puerto Rico. They and two other machine manufacturers make up 90% of the electronic voting infrastructure in the U.S.
List of all sources:…
Venezuela 2004 Election Forensics Report:…

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Angela Ramirez

Angela Ramirez Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @coangelaramirez

11 Nov
From "mostly peaceful" to "largely glitch free" 😑

2019: Brennan Center published a report exposing the cyber security & supply chain weaknesses in U.S. voting machines.

They referenced Russian interference in the 2016 election (when @HillaryClinton lost to @realDonaldTrump)
They even included in the report that a SINGLE COUNTY in #Pennsylvania with a machine security weakness could have major implications for the rest of the county. ⬅️

In the #2020PresidentialElection two states, #Michigan and #GEORGIA have experienced odd voting machines issues...
But the Brennan Center isn't worried anymore.

An article on their home page, written by the orgs president, is calling the election "largely glitch free" - a win for democracy.
Read 6 tweets
11 Nov
Voting machine cyber security issues and a foreign supply chain had been areas of concern since 2005.

But in the face of a Donald Trump loss, those concerns are out the window for some.…
Dominion Voting Systems is under scrutiny after the #Michigan GOP discovered the software flipped 6,000 votes cast for Republican in favor of their Democrats competitors.

In #Georgia, DVS machines went down due to what the county clerk called an “vendor update” the night before
Now, lawyer @SidneyPowell1 is calling the vote-switching that occurred in Michigan a “feature” of Dominion’s software. This statement is supported by US voting machine manufacturers’ history of lax cyber security improvement & lack of supply chain integrity.

I explain below:
Read 26 tweets
9 Nov

The Great Lakes Justice center has filed a lawsuit on behalf of two plantiffs who say they witnessed serious election interference at the #Detroit TCF center.

The lawsuit is in the link below:…

#Michigan #Election2020 #2020Election
The plantiffs allege:

1. "Ballots were counted even though the voter’s name did not appear in the official voter rolls."

2. Election workers were ordered to not verify signatures on absentee ballots, to backdate absentee ballots, & to process ballots regardless of validity. ImageImage
3. Election workers processed ballots that appeared after the election deadline and falsely reported that those ballots had been received prior to November 3, 2020 deadline. Image
Read 6 tweets
11 Oct
It is now confirmed the shooter held tribalistic leftist beliefs.

We now find that he had NO record of a security license in the city of #Denver.

There are photos showing Antifa was present at the rally to counter protest.

Meanwhile, 🦗 from @GovofCO, @MayorHancock ImageImageImage
For the record, Mayor Hancock has put out his best wishes to the victim's family and this is an ongoing investigation.

That said, it doesn't take journalists to see that the shooter held leftist beliefs.

Mayor Hancock has made it clear extremists aren't welcome in Denver -
that said, extremists like the @pslweb have been openly supported by elected officials in the Denver area for months now.

Some elected officials have actually attended protests thrown by these groups.

Hancock and the Governor haven't addressed the fact that city council /
Read 4 tweets
16 Aug

Islamic extremist attacks by Pakistani #jihadists in Kashmir, India:

A collaboration w/ terror expert @TheSkandar.

“I decided to raise my voice and become a voice for the voiceless. I represent that silent majority of #Kashmir who can’t raise the voice for fear... Image
Of getting killed at the hands of Jihadi terrorists.” -Al Skandar


Since the independence of India and the split between the Republic of India and the Islamic State of Pakistan, the region of Jammu and Kashmir has been in turmoil. Image
Located right on the border of India and Pakistan, this region legally belongs to #India - #Pakistan, however, has violently disputed this since the two countries separated in 1947 upon independence from Britain.
Read 7 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!