|"Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.” |
-- Joseph Stalin
From The Drudge Report:
FOREIGN COMPANY BUYS U.S. ELECTION RESULTS REPORTING FIRM
By Bev Harris
In a major step towards global centralization of election processes, the
world's dominant Internet voting company has purchased the USA's dominant
election results reporting company.
When you view your local or state election results on the Internet, on
portals which often appear to be owned by the county elections division,
in over 525 US jurisdictions you are actually redirected to a private
corporate site controlled by SOE software, which operates under the name
The good news is that this firm promptly reports precinct-level detail in
downloadable spreadsheet format. As reported by BlackBoxVoting.org in 2008,
the bad news is that this centralizes one middleman access point for over
525 jurisdictions in AL, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, KY, MI, KS, IL, IN, NC, NM, MN,
NY, SC, TX, UT, WA. And growing.
As local election results funnel through SOE's servers (typically before
they reach the public elsewhere), those who run the computer servers for
SOE essentially get "first look" at results and the ability to immediately
and privately examine vote details throughout the USA.
In 2004, many Americans were justifiably concerned when, days before the
presidential election, Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell redirected
Ohio election night results through the Tennessee-based server for several
national Republican Party operations.
This is worse: This redirects results reporting to a centralized privately
held server which is not just for Ohio, but national; not just USA-based,
A mitigation against fraud by SOE insiders has been the separation of voting
machine systems from the SOE results reports. Because most US jurisdictions
require posting evidence of results from each voting machine at the
precinct, public citizens can organize to examine these results to compare
with SOE results. Black Box Voting spearheaded a national citizen action to
videotape / photograph these poll tapes in 2008.
With the merger of SOE and SCYTL, that won't work (if SCYTL's voting system
is used). When there are two truly independent sources of information, the
public can perform its own "audit" by matching one number against the other.
These two independent sources, however, will now be merged into one single
source: an Internet voting system controlled by SCYTL, with a results
reporting system also controlled by SCYTL.
With SCYTL internet voting, there will be no ballots. No physical evidence.
No chain of custody. No way for the public to authenticate who actually cast
the votes, chain of custody, or the count.
SCYTL is moving into or already running elections in: the United Kingdom,
France, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, South Africa,
India and Australia.
SCYTL is based in Barcelona; its funding comes from international venture
capital funds including Nauta Capital, Balderton Capital and Spinnaker.
Here is the link to the press release regarding SYCTL's acquisition of SOE:
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