Spanish Company “Scytl” To Count American Votes In November Election
According to SCYTL’s website, the company’s software will be used to report election results in the state of Arkansas along with 13 other states:
“Scytl’s election management subsidiary, SOE Software, has recently been selected by the Arkansas Secretary of State’s Division of Elections to provide its Clarity ENR solution and enhance the State’s web presentation of Election Night Results. With this selection, Arkansas will join over 800 Election jurisdictions in 13 states that leverage the industry leading election results solution. Clarity ENR presents results data graphically through the utilization of maps, bar charts, totals and downloadable reports. Ballot contest and/or issue information may be presented at the state and county level with granular detail provided down to a specific voting precinct. The solution will empower every web visitor with access to user friendly presentation of voting data to include contest details, status of counties / precincts reporting, voter turnout, vote type summaries and more.”
In addition, SCYTL has contracted with the state of Virginia to develop new technology that will be used to tabulate absentee and military votes.
And in February of this year the state of Connecticut awarded to SCYTL a contract to conduct online poll worker training.
Among the states so far that have contracted with the company are Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas, Connecticut, Washington, Virginia, and West Virginia. The state of New York has contracted with the company to do its overseas vote tabulations.
During the 2010 midterm elections, SCYTL ‘modernized’ the electoral process in 14 states:
During the midterm elections in November 2010, SCYTL successfully carried out electoral modernization projects in 14 States. The company boasted that a “great variety” of SCYTL’s technologies were involved in these projects, including an online platform for the delivery of blank ballots to overseas voters, an Internet voting platform and e-pollbook software to manage the electoral roll at the polling stations.
The states that used SCYTL’s technologies during the Midterms were New York, Texas, Washington, California, Florida, Alabama, Missouri, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nebraska, West Virginia and Washington DC.
SCYTL technology was the subject of controversy in South Carolina during its 2012 Republican primary. The Ron Paul campaign charged that there were major problems with the process of vote tabulation implemented by local elections officials who had been trained to use the SCYTL platform. There were also reports of numerous technical failures on the part of electronic voting machines.
Bev Harris, an elections and voter fraud expert, wrote that the manner in which SCYTL reports election results are very hard to monitor for fraud. According to Harris, a citizen observer would have to be present at the time the polls close to capture evidence of precinct results. Otherwise there is no way to compare the numbers.
Harris’ online vote watch venture, BlackBoxVoting, contains a disturbingly lengthy list of an assortment of problems associated with elections and voter fraud in the U.S., including widespread evidence that government officials can now see exactly how an individual citizen voted. The site also delineates how state and local elections officials in certain states routinely mislead the public and outright violate the law.
In the South Carolina case, results were tabulated privately, which is against state law. The state requires that the vote count be done openly, in public. But in order to make sure that the SCYTL machines report the accurate numbers, observers must actually see the physical evidence of the vote before the information is entered into the database.
Such a requirement may be difficult if not impossible to implement, since many states no longer require a paper backup to electronic votes.
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson sent an official letter to the U.S. Department of Justice to delineate potential fraud in the voting process in the state. Over 900 people who supposedly cast ballots were found later to be deceased.
The fact that each state uses its own system and operates according to its own laws would prevent a nationwide scheme to tamper with the 2012 vote. It is therefore impossible under the current system for the Obama Administration, for example, to implement a vote counting system for every precinct in America, although there are government officials who have made it known that they wish to mandate a uniform voting system that would be used in every state. At present, however, the various states and precincts are not capable of such a thing due to economic issues and other logistics.
But the fact that the SCYTL system is being used in 900 voting jurisdictions in the U.S. means that the potential for widespread vote tampering, even enough to skew the November election, does in fact exist.
According to one political activist who recently presented evidence to a Congressman concerning these issues, the only way for citizens to get something done about preventing potential massive vote fraud in 2012 is to volunteer to be a poll watcher, become a precinct worker, and send the information contained in this article to every local, state, and national politician, along with phone calls and emails to Congressmen, Senators, and state legislators to request investigations.