Venezuela poll turnout figures ‘manipulated by at least 1m votes’

Turnout figures in Venezuela’s constituent assembly election were manipulated by at least 1m votes, according to a company that has worked with the country on its voting system since 2004.

“We know, without any doubt, that the turnout of the recent election for a national constituent assembly was manipulated,” Antonio Mugica, the chief executive of Smartmatic, said in London.

Mugica said Smartmatic, which has provided electronic voting technology for elections around the world, was able to detect the overstated officially announced turnout because of Venezuela’s automated election system.

“We estimate the difference between the actual participation and the one announced by authorities is at least 1m votes,” he said.

  • WalterBannon

    So basically the democrats were running this election.. I know, how about they blame Russia?

  • Cat-astrophe


  • Well, I’m shocked.

  • mobuyus

    He also has iranian birds singing him what to do.

  • xavier

    Considering that Chavez handed the passport/ID Department to Cuban intelligence. That’s totally unsurprising