Facts don't matter any more but if it still interests you this is what Lou Dobbs (then with CNN), had to say about Smartmatic and Venezuela
Lou Dobbs on CNN in 2006: Smartmatic based in Venezuela sold to Dominion, top officials in Venezuela
Lou Dobbs on CNN in 2006: Smartmatic Based in Venezuela Sold to Sequoia, Top Officials Still in Venezuela, Before Sale to Dominion
According to this report, Smartmatic was based in Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela and was sold to Sequoia. But the top officials for Smartmatic were still in Venezuela. CNN was worried this could interfere with our democracy.
After Smartmatic was sold to Sequoia, Sequoia was sold to Dominion in 2007