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Link: E-Voting Machine Probe Ends, Sequoia VS Sold

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Sale Ending Voting Machine Probe


By Laura Wides-Munoz
The Associated Press
Friday 22 December 2006

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http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/122306G.shtml
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20061223/D8M697G00.html

Miami - A major voting machine company owned by Venezuelan investors said Friday it plans to sell its U.S. subsidiary, ending a federal investigation into questions of possible ties between the company and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

In March 2005, Smartmatic Corp. acquired Sequoia Voting Systems Inc., which produces touch-screen and other machines and is one of the largest voting equipment makers in the U.S.

The U.S. government began informally reviewing the deal earlier this spring after a request by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., who cited a potential risk to the integrity of U.S. elections.

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