The Smartmatic technology company denied Rafael Simón Jiménez, rector of the CNE of the dictatorship, after he assured that the software and machines of the company will be used for the electoral farce that the Venezuelan regime intends to carry out.
Smartmatic clarified through a statement that “it has no dealings with the CNE, its suppliers, or ExClé, the Argentine-Venezuelan integration company that provides support to the electoral body of Venezuela since 2017.
Furthermore, they specified that Smartmatic’s software cannot be used by the CNE, “so the software to be used in the 2020 election with the new machines bought from another supplier is not ours”.
In addition, the multinational company specialized in the design and deployment of technological solutions, added that “has it neither supplied voting machines, nor licenses for the use of its software, nor electoral services of any kind to the CNE.”
Similarly, Smartmatic explained that the last time they participated in an ballot in Venezuela was in 2017 with the election of the fraudulent National Constituent Assembly. However, at that time they decided to break ties with the regime after the CNE committed a new electoral fraud and published different results than those processed by the automated platform.
Since then, the company has been in a legal dispute against the dictatorship for the electoral fraud and subsequently for assets expropriated from the company by the regime.