UPDATED 7:14 AM PT – Monday, December 7, 2020
Billionaire George Soros has appointed the chairman of Smartmatic voting system’s parent company as president of his far-left global organization.
Over the weekend, Open Society Foundations announced Lord Mark Malloch-Brown is set to take over the position next month.
I applaud Patrick Gaspard’s leadership of the Open Society Foundations in a world beset by illiberalism. Mark Malloch-Brown will be Open Society’s new president. He is deeply familiar with its work and shares my vision of philanthropy. https://t.co/DdJk1z3Cq2
— George Soros (@georgesoros) December 4, 2020
The move comes after Smartmatic sold voting technology to foreign-owned Dominion, which is the controversial software used to count votes in 24 U.S. states for the 2020 election.
Meanwhile, Smartmatic-tied Dominion voting service is facing backlash over what President Trump has described as instances of fraud in the 2020 elections.
“In one Michigan County as an example, that used Dominion Systems, they found that nearly 6,000 votes had been wrongly switched from Trump to Biden,” stated the President. “And this is just the tip of the iceberg, this is what we caught.”
Smartmatic has faced controversy in the past with allegations of rigging the 2013 election in Venezuela to favor socialist President Nicolas Maduro.