The controversial company Dominion Voting Systems, involved in serious allegations of voter fraud in the United States, earned nearly $100 million annually from 1,645 local jurisdictions, estimated, the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative.
Dominion is a private company and not required to disclose its revenues. Still, payments from 11,400 entities in 49 states, except for California, which refused to report, were tracked for more data, according to Forbes on Dec. 8.
Monitoring by OpenTheBooks.com auditors revealed that Dominion received $118.3 million from 19 states and 133 local governments for its election services between 2017 and 2019.
However. in their Dunn & Bradstreet filings, Dominion claimed annual sales of only $36.5 million with contracts in 22 states and 600 local jurisdictions.
Dominion is the second largest provider of these controversial election systems. Just three companies control 88 percent of the world market.
The terms of the contracts follow a strategy that does not allow for easy competition and can be agreed upon for periods of up to 10 years.
In the state of Georgia, their contract, which began in 2019, covers 30,000 touch-screen voting machines for 10 years. The total value of the contract is $107 million, Forbes reported.
The service typically includes repairs, ballot-marking printers, vote tabulators and ballot boxes, service contracts for cellular modems, election coding, and voting machine encoding.
There are numerous opportunities for fraud in these systems, as reported by their own executives, who specifically stated that the data resulting from the vote count could be altered by people who had access to it.
An elementary form of fraud consists of the election worker passing the same vote many times in front of the machine, which then assigns that amount of votes to the elected candidate.
According to several researchers, data transmission from the machines could be interfered with from remote computers through Internet network connections.
Foreign powers such as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Russia, and Iran were even accused of interfering with the U.S. electoral process.
According to a report by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the CCP invested $400 million in the Dominion company a month before the U.S. elections.
In this context, the independence of the companies that dominate this market is not very clear.
The largest company, Smartmatic, licensed its software to Dominion, as Smartmatic’s CEO, Lord Mark Malloc Brown, stated in 2015.
This complex fraud scenario is just one of the challenges facing the Trump campaign’s legal team. Still, they hope that the results of the many lawsuits filed will soon be resolved in their favor, respecting the electoral will of America.