In the 2020 U.S. presidential election, while Biden’s team has been celebrating, evidence of ballot fraud is emerging:

  • The Dominion Voting Systems (DVS) ballot-counting system used in 28 states during the election contained Chinese-made hardware components as well as the Smartmatic ballot software.
  • Voter data was illegally transmitted to foreign countries and this led to the seizure of a server by the U.S. military at the offices of Scytl in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Public dissatisfaction reached a climax and eventually erupted in Washington, D.C. on November 14, when a protest was organized by the Washington D.C. Voters’ Association. Hundreds of thousands rallied in front of the United States To demand electoral transparency from the Supreme Court, and to support Trump’s re-election.

So who are involved in and behind of the story?

Who is Smartmatic?

Here is the company introduction on it’s website:

“Established in Florida in the wake of the 2000 election, Smartmatic focused on building the most secure, accessible and easy-to-use election technologies ever designed, to safeguard the election process from start to finish. Today, Smartmatic is the world leader in election technology. From Chicago to Manila. From Utah to Belgium. And from Los Angeles to London – since 2003 Smartmatic has successfully designed and implemented secure voting technologies for election commissions on five continents in 25 countries. We’ve recorded and tabulated more than 5 billion votes with zero security breaches.”

However from the web archive, “About us” said: “Seven years ago we were the Research and Development Unit of Panagroup in Venezuela.”

And “In the electoral market, Smartmatic’s Automated Electoral Solution (SAES) recently won an open bid for the automation of electoral processes in Venezuela, with the support of Bitza, a software consultant, and CANTV, the most important telecommunications company in Venezuela.”

Here’s the information from Wikipedia:

  • “In 1997, three engineers, Antonio Mugica, Alfredo José Anzola and Roger Piñate, began collaborating in a group while working at Panagroup Corp. in Caracas, Venezuela. Following the 2000 United States presidential election and its hanging chad controversy in Florida, the group proposed to dedicate a system toward electoral functions. Smartmatic was officially incorporated on 11 April 2000 in Delaware by Alfredo José Anzola. Smartmatic then established its headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida with seven employees. After receiving funds from private investors, the company then began to expand.”
  • “On November 8, 2007, Smartmatic announced that it was divesting ownership of the voting machine company Sequoia Voting Systems. However, in April 2008, Smartmatic still held a $2 million note from SVS Holdings, Inc., the management team which purchased Sequoia Voting Systems from Smartmatic, and at that time Sequoia’s machines still used Smartmatic’s intellectual property.”
  • “Though Smartmatic has made differing statements saying that they were either American or Dutch based, the United States Department of State stated that its Venezuelan owners “remain hidden behind a web of holding companies in the Netherlands and Barbados”
  • BBC News noted that while Smartmatic says the company was founded in the U.S. and “its roots are firmly fixed in (Venezuela), the ownership structure is opaque.” Smartmatic maintains that holding companies in multiple countries are used for “tax efficiency.”

Meanwhile, WikiLeaks provides some more detail “…they have a list of about 30 anonymous investors …. the silent partners are mainly upper-class Venezuelans, …. then Defense Minister Jose Vicente Rangel …. the Vice President’s daughter Gisela Rangel Avalos, Chávez’s political mentor Luis Miquelina is also a shareholder in the company ….” The true identity of most of Smartmatic’s shareholders remains a mystery.

Sequoia Voting System and its ties with Smartmatic and Dominion

Here are the information from Wikipedia:

  • “In 1984, Sequoia purchased the voting machine business of AVM Corporation (the former Automatic Voting Machine Corporation) and was reorganized as Sequoia Voting Systems. … By the time Sequoia bought the AVM voting business, the AVM Automatic Voting Computer (AVC) was ready for market. Under Sequoia ownership, the AVC was certified for use in several states in 1986 and 1987, and with sleek new packaging, it went to market as the Sequoia AVC Advantage DRE voting machine in 1990.”
  • “…on March 8, 2005, Sequoia was acquired by Smartmatic, a multi-national technology company which had developed advanced election systems, voting machines included. Thereafter Smartmatic assigned a major portion of its development and managerial teams, dedicated to revamping some of Sequoia’s old-fashioned, legacy voting machines, and replacing their technology with avant-garde proprietary features and developments, which resulted in new, high-tech products. As a result, Sequoia sold many new-generation election products and experienced a healthy financial resurrection during the fiscal years of 2006 and 2007.”
  • “However, in November 2007, following a verdict by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Smartmatic was ordered to sell Sequoia, which it did to its Sequoia managers having U.S. citizenship.”
  • “In April 2008, … Court documents unearthed at this time revealed that Smartmatic still retained some financial control over several aspects of Sequoia. At the time, Smartmatic held a $2 million note from SVS Holdings, Inc., the management team which purchased the company from Smartmatic. In accordance to the acquisition contract, Smartmatic also retains ownership of intellectual property rights for some of Sequoia’s currently deployed election products in the United States, and holds the right to negotiate overseas non-compete agreements.”
  • “These arrangements were purportedly agreed upon under the scrutiny and approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) of the U.S. Treasury Department, which had been investigating whether there were any ties between Sequoia, Smartmatic, and the government of Venezuela”
  • “On June 4, 2010 Dominion Voting Systems, a previously little-known Canadian company engaged in manufacturing electronic voting hardware and optical scanners, acquired Sequoia Voting Systems.”
  • “However, in Feb. 2014 Sequoia filed a bankruptcy petition under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code.”
History of Sequoia Voting Systems
History of Sequoia Voting Systems. (Source: GNews)

At the end of April 2008, a shocking event occurred: one of Smartmatic’s founders, who was also the founder of the American company, died in a plane crash in Venezuela, along with Smartmatic’s finance department and the plane’s pilot. The Venezuelan Minister of the Interior (said to be a relative of the founder) was the first to arrive at the hospital, along with Jorge Rodriguez, former President of the Venezuelan Electoral Council and former Vice President of Venezuela.

It is worth taking a closer look at the Sequoia group of companies, Sequoia Capital, Sequoia Capital China, and particularly their founder Neil Shen. This is the key to the connection with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Who is Neil Shen?

According to Forbes:

  • Neil Shen is the founding and managing partner of Sequoia Capital China. 
  • Shen reached the top position on the Midas List of the world’s best venture capital investors in 2018 after Ppdai Group went public in November 2017.
  • Shen was a successful entrepreneur himself earlier on in his career, cofounding travel site before joining Sequoia. 
  • Shen had previously worked as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank Hong Kong, Chemical Bank, Lehman Brothers, and Citibank.
  • Shen made Forbes list of the world’s “100 Greatest Living Business Minds” in 2017.
  • Shen’s net worth is 1.6 billion USD as of Aug 17, 2020

Mr. Guo Wengui made comments about Sequoia and Neil Nanpeng Shen: “…Neil Shen is the major partner of Sequoia Capital, and the Shen family is one of the most powerful in the United States. Nine out of eleven families are his partners, and now it is about the White House, I can’t say his name anymore. Thomas, the boss of Silicon Valley, Eric Smith, the former CEO of Google, and Zuckerberg, the former CEO of FB, were all speechless when they met Neil Shen, including Hong Kong Superman and Rachel Lee, because Shen is the real godfather of the Internet. …… “

Shen’s Sequoia Capital controls almost half of the Chinese internet companies. This group of approximately 300 dynamic companies delivers high returns on investment using differentiated technologies and innovative business models. They include Alibaba, VIPshop,,, Didi, Ourpalm, Qihoo 360, Jumei, Momo, SINNET, Dianping, Meituan, Meilishuo, Toutiaoto, Navi,, DJI, VanceInfo, Noah Private Wealth Management, Wanda Cinemas, Alibaba Pictures, Plateno Hotels Group, Deppon Logistics, ZTO Express, Beta Pharma, Snibe Diagnostic, BGI, WEGO, and Yuwell Medical.

He is also the Vice President of Beijing Private Equity Association, and the Vice Chairman of the Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai.

In September 2015, Neil Shen was received by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the China – U.S. Internet Industry Forum in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Neil Shen has built a vast network in the US, giving him substantial influence on the American government even though he still holds a Chinese passport.

Neil Shen is the key connection between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Sequoia, and Dominion Voting Systems and their work in the US elections.

Dominion Voting Systems and Carlyle Group

Dominion Voting Systems, founded in 2002 in Toronto, is a company that sells electronic voting hardware and software in the United States and Canada. Dominion Voting Systems is one of the three major voting software products that was used in the 2020 U.S. election, along with systems from Election System & Software (ES&S) and Hart InterCivic.

Key individuals at Dominion are associated with the Carlyle Group, a U.S. multinational private equity, alternative asset management and financial services firm with more than $203 billion in assets under management.

Who is behind the Carlyle Group?

In April 2003, Carlyle Capital was managed by a team of former U.S. government personnel, including president Frank Carlucci (former Deputy Director of the CIA), former Secretary of Defense James Baker III (who served on George W. Bush’s Board of Governors), and James Baker III (who served on the Board of Directors of the National Security Agency).

The financial assets of the Saudi bin Laden Corporation (SBC) were also managed by the Carlyle Group before the 9/11 attack in New York. Many influential individuals have worked for or invested in the group, including John Major, former UK Prime Minister; Fidel Ramos, former Philippines President; Park Tae Joon, former South Korean Prime Minister; Saudi Prince Al-Walid; Colin Powell, former Secretary of State; James Baker III, former Secretary of State; Caspar Weinberger, former Defense Secretary; Richard Darman, former White House Budget Director; the billionaire George Soros; bin Laden family members; Alice Albright, daughter of Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State; Arthur Lewitt, former SEC head; William Kennard, former head of the FCC; Karl Otto Pöhl, former Bundesbank president; Henri Martre, former president of Aerospatiale; and Bilderberg steering committee member Etienne Davignon.

In a nutshell, key individuals at Dominion are connected with Carlyle Group whose influential investors and employees are members of the swamp that Washington D.C. has been sinking into for over 30 years.

In May 2010, Dominion acquired Premier Election Solutions from Election System & Software; and in June 2010, acquired Sequoia Holdings, which at the time had multiple voting systems controlled by Smartmatic in 16 states and 300 jurisdictions of the U.S. As a result, Dominion grew rapidly and achieved the second largest market share for a voting system in the United States.

Here’s the video of top Dominion executive explaining to elections officials how to alter votes with the Dominion machines.

Eric Coomer is a Dominion’s VP, Antifa Supporter and Trump Hater. He travelled all the battleground states in 2019 and made sure that Dominion voting systems was in all of them. He said in an Antifa Conference call that he makes sure Trump will not win 2020 election.

In conclusion:

  • Smartmatic was conceived by Venezuelan engineers and was involved with vote-rigging by Hugo Chavez, in effect turning Venezuela into a one-party state. Following concerns with its products in use in the US, and threatened with an audit by CFIUS, the company abruptly changed to an opaque ownership structure of holding companies and trusts in the Netherlands and Barbados raising questions about who the ultimate owners were.
  • Sequoia, which purchased Smartmatic in 2005 is part of the Sequoia Group of companies tied to founder Neil Shen.
  • Shen is the closest thing to a God in the Venture Capital investment space and he has impeccable credentials and links with the CCP. Likely it was with the help of Neil Shen at Sequoia Group that Smartmatic was initially able to develop its products in the backward market of Venezuela – although this remains murky.
  • In 2007 CFIUS ordered the sale of Sequoia to its management team because of concerns related to local election irregularities in the US tied to the company’s products, and the murky links to Venezuela.
  • Ultimately Canada’s Dominion purchased Sequoia in 2010. Over the years Management and Directors at Dominion have been drawn from the ranks of Carlyle Group which in turn has a long list of investors and employees who have been part of the “Swamp” which has opposed Donald Trump since his inauguration.
  • The constant behind all these corporate reorganization transactions and acquisitions has been the software in the vote-counting software and the connection to the CCP.
  • As Sidney Powell points out: who developed the software? Who provided it to Smartmatic while it was incubating in Venezuela?

Video Lou Dobbs on CNN in 2006: Smartmatic Based in Venezuela Sold to Sequoia, Top Officials Still in Venezuela, Before Sale to Dominion

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