A Preemptive Strike on Unfavorable Outcomes?
I noticed in the news this morning that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, was going to review the operations of one of the electronic touch screen vote machine makers.
"A U.S. manufacturer of touch-screen voting machines confirmed Sunday it was being investigated by the federal government for alleged ties to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez but flatly denied any connection.Sequoia Voting Systems Inc., based in Oakland, Calif., said the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, was conducting the formal inquiry into it as well as its parent software company, the Smartmatic Corp., at the firms' request after news articles suggested improper ties."
Apparently Sequoia was bought out by a a firm called Smartmatic which is owned by some Venezuelans.
Smells a little fishy to me as it appears to be a real stretch to connect the Venezuelan government to the machines. It seems fairly obvious that this is setting the stage for some future outcry about vote tallies. And it's strange that it comes amid frantic measures to get Diebold machines up and running for the big show on Nov. 7, when a lot of the hard drives and all of the motherboards of Diebold machines are made in China.