(2010) Quick Facts About SKYTL: Who is Counting Your Vote

I have called Richard Burr’s Washington Office about the following stories

Spanish Company Will Count American Votes Overseas in November
What is SCYTL and Why You Should Be Very, Very Concerned

Quick Facts

An internationally-headquartered company, SCYTL, is now taking over online U.S. voting systems.
They own 100% of SOE Software, the leading software provider of election management solutions in the United States.

The votes in 27 states (900 Jurisdictions) will be cast in hometown, American precincts
on Election Day, with the Barcelona-based SKYTL taking charge of the
process.  Votes will be routed and counted overseas.

In 2010 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. The firm also provides balloting for overseas U.S. military.and civilian voting in nine states plus elections technologies in several districts.

The company has previously faced questions about the security of its
electronic voting technologies, which are now set to be deployed in 900
U.S. jurisdictions.

There “…will be no ballots, no physical evidence, no way for the public
to authenticate who actually cast the votes…or the count.”

University of Michigan students hacked into the site.

It is rumored that SKYTL CEO Pere Valles is a socialist who donated heavily to the 2008 Obama campaign

There are no Americans on the Board of Directors of Scytl—but CEO Pere Valles once lived and worked in Barack’s old stomping grounds, Chicago.

The American advocacy group Project Vote has concluded that SKYTL’s internet voting system is vulnerable to attack
from the outside AND the inside, a situation which could result in “…an
election that does not accurately reflect the will of the voters…”

Voter Action, an advocacy group that seeks elections integrity in the U.S., sent a lengthy complaint
to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission in April 2010 charging the
integration of SCYTL systems “raises national security concerns.”  Complaint here.

“Foreign governments may also seek to undermine the national security
interests of the United States, either directly or through other
organizations,” Voter Action charged.

Project Vote noted that in 2008, the Florida Department of State
commissioned a review of SCYTL’s remote voting software and concluded,
in part, that:

  • The system is vulnerable to attack from insiders.
  • In a worst case scenario, the software could lead to (1) voters
    being unable to cast votes; (2) an election that does not accurately
    reflect the will of the voters; and (3) possible disclosure of
    confidential information, such as the votes cast by individual voters.

Concerns have also been raised about SCYTL’s ties to the Spanish government and to international venture capital firms.

The official press release announcing the acquisition noted that SCYTL
is a portfolio company of leading international venture capital funds
Nauta Capital, and Balderton Capital.  One of the organizations on “Scytl Partners” tab is Oracle, a major supporter to all-things-Democrat.  Another Scytl Partner is a spooky “global governance” organization called Gov2u.org.

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