Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas — who just defeated Democratic challenger Hank Gilbert to secure a ninth term and is among those who spoke at the “Million MAGA March” in Washington, D.C., on November 14 — discussed a rumor during a video conference that members of the U.S. Army raided the German headquarters of voting software protection company Scytl. The company has denied the rumor in a statement on its website.
In the November 13 video conference, Gohmert said he received information from “former intel people” that there was “extremely compelling evidence that could be gleaned from Scytl.” Gohmert mentioned that the company was now based in Germany and that German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on President Donald Trump to concede defeat to former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. Gohmert also noted that Scytl had filed for bankruptcy. Spanish outlet La Vanguardia reported in May 2020 the company had $75 million in debts.
The congressman went on to say that Scytl would have information on how many votes had been switched from Republican to Democrat during the 2020 election. Gohmert said, “What were the votes going in? And which ones were changed going out?”
Gohmert Provides No Evidence for the Raid & Admits: ‘I Don’t Know the Truth’
Gohmert said that his former intel contact asked him to send on all of the information that needed to be gathered from Scytl. Gohmert said that he sent the information the following day, November 9. Gohmert then mentioned a tweet written in German that was published on November 8 which alleged that Scytl’s headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, was raided by members of the U.S. Army.
During the alleged raid, the company’s servers were removed, Gohmert said. Heavy has been unable to find the original tweet but has seen screenshots. Gohmert admits in the video, “I don’t know the truth,” before referencing the alleged raid. The congressman was unable to provide any proof that the raid took place. Scytl was originally headquartered in Barcelona, Spain.
Gohmert said, “It’s a little disturbing just to contemplate how corrupt the government has gotten with the whole Russia hoax, the framing of Mike Flynn, and so many others, Carter Page, Papadopoulos. This is a desperate time for our country.”
The German Tweet Said in Part: ‘Something Big Is Coming’
A translated version of the tweet mentioned by Gohmert reads in English:
Something big is coming. The Spanish software company Scytl, who offers election manipulation software worldwide, are in the crosshairs. The server for the manipulation was in Germany. A rogue who thinks badly. Tonight, the U.S. Army confiscated servers with a huge raid.
The screenshot seen by Heavy was posted on November 8 at 3:01 a.m.
Scytl Responds to ‘Erroneous Statements’
In response to media reports, Scytl issued a statement on November 13 titled “Fact Checking Regarding US Elections: Debunking Fake News”:
Following several erroneous statements that have been published in digital and social media, Scytl would like to clarify the following:
— The technologies implemented by Scytl in the US are both hosted and managed within the US, by a local subsidiary, SOE Software, based in Tampa, Florida.
— We do not tabulate, tally or count votes in the US
— We do not provide voting machines in the US
— We did not provide online voting to US jurisdictions for the US elections.
— We do not have servers or offices in Frankfurt
— The US army has not seized anything from Scytl in Barcelona, Frankfurt or anywhere else
— We are not owned by George Soros and have never been connected to him
— We are not tied to Smartmatic, SGO, Dominion or Indra
— We have no ties with Russia either
Gohmert’s allegations follow on from the debunked conspiracy theory that Dominion Voting Systems, the company that makes voting software, was deleting Republican votes. The Associated Press reported on “unsubstantiated” social media posts that alleged Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Senator Dianne Feinstein and the Clinton Foundation had financial stakes in Dominion Voting Systems.