Smartmatic Group is the name of the company who will be running Utah’s online voting tomorrow for the state’s Republican caucus, and the chairman of the company happens to be a close associate of well-known business magnate and “philanthropist” George Soros.
The chairman of the board of Smartmatic – which is headquartered in the United Kingdom – is Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, who also sits on the board of George Soros’s Open Society Foundation. Breitbart highlighted Malloch-Brown’s biography which is posted on Smartmatic’s website:
Mark Malloch-Brown is a former number two in the United Nations as well as having served in the British Cabinet and Foreign Office. He now sits in the House of Lords and is active both in business and in the non-profit world. He also remains deeply involved in international affairs.
Mark served as Deputy Secretary-General and Chief of Staff of the UN under Kofi Annan. For six years before that he was Administrator of the UNDP, leading the UN’s development efforts around the world. He was later Minister of State in the Foreign Office, covering Africa and Asia, and was a member of Gordon Brown’s cabinet.
Other positions have included vice-chairman of George Soros’s Investment Funds, as well as his Open Society Institute, a Vice-President at the World Bank and the lead international partner at Sawyer Miller, a political consulting firm. He also has served as Vice-Chairman of the World Economic Forum. He began his career as a journalist at The Economist. [Emphasis Breitbart’s]
In order to be eligible for online voting, Utah residents would have had to register by March 17th. Online voting will allow eligible Utahns inside the state and out to vote on their smartphones or tablets. Those abroad such as military members and missionaries will be able to cast a vote for their preference in the Republican caucus.
Online voting in a presidential election has not been embraced by the U.S. because of security concerns. Tuesday’s Republican Utah caucus will be the first of its kind and will perhaps be seen as a model for upcoming elections.