Sunday, October 29, 2006

Venezuela's Political Disaster - October 29, 2006

Dear Journalists,

The New York Times reports that the United States is investigating Smarmatic Corporation, the infamous e-voting software company involved in Chavez's alleged fraudulent Recall Referendum in 2004 as indicated in the resources below.

"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."

U.S. Investigates Voting Machines’ Venezuela Ties:

Spanish version:

Please read my blog postings dated June 6, 2006 and June 11, 2006 for information related to the Smartmatic investigation.

Venezuelans fear that Chavez may cheat the e-voting results for the upcoming presidential elections scheduled to take place on December 3, 2006. There are reports that Chavez is intimidating oil workers to vote for him as reported by Aleksander Boyd editor of in the next link:

It is imperative the international election observers are aware of claims of possible election fraud in Venezuela. There are rumors that Chavez allegedly placed limits on how many votes for the Opposition were to be tabulated in the 2004 Recall Referendum thus giving the winning numbers to him.


Maru Angarita
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