30 October 2006

Give Me Chads Anytime! UPDATED


Remember the 2000 elections here in Florida with the hanging chads and the pregnant chads? Well, give me that system of voting anytime.

Back in 2004 Hugo Chavez had a recall election in which electronic voting machines were used. It is widely believed that these voting machines were rigged by Cuban computer programmers. These allegations along with the names of the two head programmers come from within the Castro regime.

And now comes this from the New York Times:

The federal government is investigating the takeover last year of a leading American manufacturer of electronic voting systems by a small software company that has been linked to the leftist Venezuelan government of President Hugo Chávez.

The inquiry is focusing on the Venezuelan owners of the software company, the Smartmatic Corporation, and is trying to determine whether the government in Caracas has any control or influence over the firm’s operations, government officials and others familiar with the investigation said.

Needless to say, this is of tremendous importance and urgency. The integrity of American elections cannot be compromised in this manner.

Escalofriante

UPDATE :

In an article in Today's Sun Sentinel the Company in question denies ties to Hugo Chavez, BUT the company, Sequioa, admits that its software partner, Smartmatic, based In Boca Raton, is owned by three Venezuelans:

According to Smartmatic, the company is owned primarily by three individuals and
their families: Antonio Mugica, a dual-Spanish-Venezuelan national who is the chief executive officer (78.8 percent); Alfredo Anzola (3.9 percent); and Roger Pinate (8.5 percent). Investor Jorge Massa as well as Smartmatic employees and other friends own the remainder
.

Fiends?!? What Friends?!? Yikes!

Like Orlando said: We may go vote next tuesday and wind up with Hugo Chavez as a U.S. Senator, altough he'd probably wind up voting with the Republicans since he's not Left -Wing enough for the Democrats.

UPDATE:

O.K. , Here's more evidence for the paranoid:

Aleksander Boyd fills us in on the Nefarious Voting Machine plot at VCRISIS.

Now, I'm kind of toungue and Cheeking this, but think about it: Given the United State's Electoral Vote System, you only need to fix the major population centers in a few key states to electronically garner enough electoral votes to win in a relatively close election.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The funny thing would be if we voted for an American president and Hugo Chavez is elected.

El Gusano said...

Ja, good one! Imagine that State of the Union Address. rafters from the US to Cuba