2006 CNN Segment Warned Over ‘Venezuelan Controlled’ Smartmatic

In a 2006 CNN segment entitled “Democracy for Sale,” the network reported a “company owned by Venezuela could be allowed to take over one of our top voting machine firms.” Less than two decades later, that premonition has come to pass, though CNN today contradicts their own reporting from 2006. “Critics say our very democracy is now for sale, without anyone doing a thing about it,” said Dobbs, underscored by a CNN chyron which screamed: ‘WHY DO VENEZUELANS CONTROL A U.S. VOTING MACHINE FIRM?’ Fifteen years ago CNN reported that watchdog groups were questioning why U.S. voting machines would be