August 9, 2022

Voting Machine Manufacturer Charged: Worldwide Pattern?

One of the world’s largest ATM manufacturers (and formerly one of the largest manufacturers of electronic voting systems) has been indicted by federal prosecutors for bribery and falsification of documents.

The majority of the nation’s voting machines are made by two companies with very close ties

Premier Election Solutions, Election Systems & Software and Sequoia are the major suppliers of voting equipment throughout the country, according to the Congressional Research Service.

In the past two decades, these companies have managed to hold significant control over the industry, buying up competitors and changing their names.

Election Systems & Software, previously known as American Information Systems Inc., which produces nearly half of all voting machines in the nation, has been criticized for its direct connection to Chuck Hagel, who won his 1996 Senate election in Nebraska while simultaneously serving as the company’s chairman.

The rest of the nation’s voting machines are furnished by Premier Election Solutions, known as Diebold Elections Systems throughout the 1990s. It was initially sold to Election Systems & Software in 2009, but later sold to Dominion Voting Systems, another large supplier, which acquired Sequoia Voting Systems.

In short, the majority of the nation’s voting machines are produced by two closely tied companies.

Since 2009, the companies have been run in various forms by brothers Todd and Bob Urosevich — the former heading Election Systems & Software and the latter lending his name to Premier Election Solutions.

Read more about electronic voting machine fraud here