“The software that they use is done by a company called Smartmatic, a company that was founded by [Hugo] Chávez and by Chávez’s two allies, who still own it. And it’s been used to cheat in elections in South America. It was banned by the United States several — about a decade ago,” Giuliani said.
“It’s come back now as a subcontractor to other companies. It sort of hides in the weeds. But Dominion sends everything to Smartmatic.
“Can you believe it? Our votes are sent overseas. They are sent to someplace else, some other country. Why do they leave our country?” he said.
On its fact check page, Smartmatic has said that there is no truth to that rumor.
“Two of the founders, Antonio Mugica and Roger Piñate, continue to run the company as CEO and President, respectively,” it said. “The majority of shares (83%) are held by SGO, a company owned by the Mugica and Piñate families. The remaining shares are held by employees (10%) and angel investors (7%).”
“Smartmatic’s software is not licensed or otherwise used by other companies,” it said.