New Head of George Soros Group Was Smartmatic Voting Software Boss
Former chairman of SGO Mark Malloch-Brown now runs Open Society Foundations
The newly-appointed head of leftist billionaire Geroge Soros' Open Society Foundations (OSF) is the former chairman of the parent company that owns Smartmatic voting software.
Soros appointed the former chairman of SGO, Mark Malloch-Brown, to be the new president of his global organization shortly after the 2020 election.
Smartmatic is one of two companies named by attorney Sidney Powell in lawsuits alleging massive voter fraud in the presidential race.
The other company was Dominion Voting Systems, which makes the voting machines widely used in the election.
Smartmatic does not own Dominion, and apparently only provided software to Los Angeles County in the 2020 election, as the Associated Press has noted.
However, the fact that the firm has been prominent in the news, and that Soros is closely linked to the Democratic Party, is certain to raise concerns.
In a press release on December 4, the Open Society Foundations announced:
Patrick Gaspard has announced his decision to step down as president at the end of the year.
During his three-year tenure, he confronted significant threats to open societies around the globe, including the rise of authoritarian regimes and the spread of the COVID-19 virus worldwide.
Under his capable leadership, the Open Society Foundations have emerged stronger than ever.
Succeeding him as president will be Mark Malloch-Brown, the former UN deputy secretary‐general and UK minister, who currently serves on the Foundations’ Global Board.
Malloch-Brown took over as OSF president on January 1, 2021.
The New York Times recently reported that Malloch-Brown was the chairman of Smartmatic, also reporting that any connection between Soros and the company has been debunked:
Speculation that Mr. Soros has any influence over Smartmatic or its operations has been thoroughly debunked, and he does not own the company.
Mr. Soros’s distant connection to the company is through his association with Smartmatic’s chairman, Mark Malloch-Brown, who is on the board of Mr. Soros’s Open Society Foundation.
Malloch-Brown was chairman of SGO, the parent company of Smartmatic, according to Breitbart.
He appears to have been identified by Smartmatic as its chairman in the past.
SGO announced that Malloch-Brown will be stepping down as chairman to take on his new role with Soros, and acknowledged his work with “Smartmatic, the world’s leading elections technology company, whose systems have securely processed more than five billion votes on five continents with zero security breaches.”
Soros is one of the most influential financiers of the American left and is responsible for supporting many left-wing institutions that are supplying key administrative staff to Joe Biden.
Recently, Biden named Neera Tanden, head of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress, as his nominee to lead the White House Office of Management and Budget.