For Release: June 21, 2018
Secretary of State candidate Mark Meuser Calls Out Los Angeles County for “Shady” Deal with Foreign Company to Operate Elections
Los Angeles — Secretary of State candidate Mark Meuser is questioning the decision by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for approving a controversial voting system that is slated to cost taxpayers upwards of $250 million, that was developed in Venezuela, and according to the United States Election System Commission is not qualified to operate in the United States.
The Supervisors signed a contract with the Venezuelan Smartmatic, who’s Chairman is Lord Mark Malloch-Brown of the United Kingdom, President is Roger Pinate of Venezuela, and President of its North America operations is disgraced former California Secretary of State Kevin Shelly.
Smartmatic has been operating elections in the Philippines since 2010, but not without controversy, constant calls to cancel the contract, and ban it.
The Manila Times: Get rid of Smartmatic!
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Manila Bulletin: Why is Comelec still doing business with Smartmatic?
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According to the USESC and the California Secretary of State,