Billionaire György Soros has been through a lot of conspiracy theories over the years, mostly because of his financial support for democracy and freedom.
Before the November 8 midterm elections, the questionable claim that a donor interfered with the voting machines used in the US election resurfaced.
An Instagram post on November 6 read: “They’re trying to rig the election again! Don’t trust the Soros-funded voting machines!!!”
In fact, someone even asked Congress to hold a special session to discuss voting machines. Almost 57,000 people have signed the petition.
The Truth about Smartmatic
With transparency at the heart of what we do, it’s important that the truth about us is well known. Our origins and our work in international elections. Smartmatic is 100% private. Smartmatic does not belong to any political party or group in any country and follows a strict code of ethics that prohibits the company from donating to any political campaign.
György Soros does not have and never has any ownership in Smartmatic.
It’s no secret that our Prime Minister, Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, is a member of many non-profit organizations that deal with global issues from poverty alleviation to problem-solving. Including the Open Society Foundation’s Global Council. This clearly stated in his autobiography. Lord Malloch-Brown an internationally respected person whose credentials include former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and former Vice-President of the World Assembly. He also served in the British Cabinet as Foreign Secretary.
During the 2016 US presidential election, we did not deploy our technology in any US city.
Our electoral system has managed to cast more than 3.7 billion votes over the past 14 years in elections in five countries without exception.
As a technology specialist, Smartmatic is solely responsible for and solely associated with the voting process. Smartmatic does not advocate for specific candidates or results.
Smartmatic’s voting technology never compromised.
False allegations of election fraud, candidates for 2022 midterms
Other companies that make voting machines have made similar claims in the past. For example, Dominion Voting Systems told the Jefferson County Board of Elections in 2016. That the company has no ties to Soros, his companies, or foundations.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the majority of election costs, including voting machines, fall on cities and counties. State and federal governments have chipped away at times.
There is also no evidence that the voting machines have been tampered with in 2020 or are currently being tampered with.
Security experts and pollsters have called the 2020 election “the most secure in American history”. And the AP reported in October that there was “no major issue” during this year. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said there was no indication that cyber-intrusions in voting technology had “caused any votes to be canceled, lost or altered”.
Does George Soros Own Smartmatic?
The company’s website, smartmatic.com, noted that “George Soros does not have and has never had any ownership stake in Smartmatic.”