A Spanish Company Known As Scytl Will Be Reporting Election Results For Hundreds Of U.S. Jurisdictions On Election Day

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Do you know who is going to be counting the votes on Election Day 2012?  Most Americans never even think about this.  Most Americans just assume that their votes will count and that the government will ensure that the counting process is done honestly and fairly.  But is this really the case?  Sadly, the vast majority of people never take the time to “look behind the curtain” to see how things really work.  If they did, they might find themselves extremely upset about what they would find.  The integrity of our voting process is of the utmost importance.  If we do not have the ballot box, then what avenues for changing our government do we have left?  Unfortunately, the integrity of our elections has been called into question quite a few times in recent years, and now a Spanish company known as Scytl will be involved in reporting election results for hundreds of jurisdictions across the United States this upcoming election day.  Will those election results be accurate?


It is absolutely amazing that a foreign company has been able to gain such control over the reporting of election results in the United States without it ever making a significant splash in the mainstream media.

You would think that there would be a law against this sort of thing, but apparently there is not.

So how did this all come about?

Well, the story starts with a company called SOE Software.

SOE Software was founded in 2002 and has been involved in reporting election results in 25 U.S. states….

Founded in 2002, SOE Software (SOE) has been working in 25 states to provide election management tools that include online pollworker training and election night reporting solutions to over 900 state and local election jurisdictions.

SOE Software was purchased by a company based in Barcelona, Spain known as Scytl earlier this year.

This combination of the two companies has produced a giant firm.  Scytl now has a dominant market position in the election software market….

With the acquisition of SOE Software, Scytl is now the industry leader in the election software market with a full range of solutions that cover the whole election process and include secure online ballot delivery, Internet voting, electronic pollbooks, election night reporting, and online pollworker training.

Scytl will be involved in reporting election results in more U.S. jurisdictions than any other company.

In fact, the new combined company will be involved in reporting the election results in 30 U.S. states….

The combined organization is the largest pure election software company in the United States and will be serving customers in over 1,100 jurisdictions in 30 states, including 15 state-wide customers.

So exactly how does all of this work?

Why should we be concerned about what Scytl does with our votes?

Bev Harris of blackboxvoting.org has studied voting systems in the United States extensively.  According to her, the combination of SOE Software and Scytl is going to make it much more difficult for observers to independently verify the integrity of the voting results in many jurisdictions.  The following is an extended excerpt from a recent article by Bev Harris.  It is a bit technical but it does a great job of breaking down how things have changed now that Scytl has acquired SOE Software….

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 ClarityElections.com.

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, but global.

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.

So should we trust that whatever election results Scytl gives us are accurate?

Of course not.

The truth is that there have been all sorts of questions about the integrity of Scytl voting systems.  The following example comes from a recent article posted on westernjournalism.com….

The American advocacy group Project Vote has concluded that SCYTL’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…” Talk about having a flair for understatement!

There have also been very serious questions about SOE Software.  Bev Harris of blackboxvoting.org says that there have been major problems with SOE Software election results in the past….

In Broward County FL, the results reported by Scytl-owned SOE Software in 2008 showed an entire candidate, who was winning, disappear into vapor in the middle of the count, and in Hillsborough County FL and Dallas County TX, votes that had been reported began to disappear.

So now we have a combination of SOE Software and Scytl.  Considering the questions that have surrounded both firms in the past, it is easy to see why so many voting activists are deeply concerned.

There are a lot of rumors floating around the Internet that George Soros is at least a part owner of Scytl, but so far nobody has come forward with any solid evidence of this.

According to Scytl, the primary investors in the company are Balderton Capital, Nauta Capital and Spinnaker SCR.  It is not known at this time whether George Soros has an ownership stake in any of those venture capital firms.

In any event, it is deeply troubling that a Spanish company will have control over the reporting of election results from hundreds of jurisdictions in the United States on election day.

Hopefully there will be no problems and the election results will be 100% honest and accurate.

But what if they are not?

  • A Dodgy Bloke

    I know this is way off topic but I thought the group would like to see this.

    • Graham

      A Dodgy Bloke:-

      The EU Times is essentially a disinformation site. They publish a blend of part truth mixed in with complete and utter nonsense. They also draw data from another well known disinfo site called “What Does It Mean”, run by “Sorcha Faal”. Be extremely wary of both. If they tell one truth, it doesnt imply it is all truth, far from it and easily proven with further research.

      The original story you are referring to broke several days ago and 245 people had posted in response in their forums. I ran a Google search on the story and soon realised they had blown the facts out of all proportion and had the Russians taking over Denver International Airport and a NSA facility in Utah. Thankfully somebody had the sense to check the story out with numerous US Governemnt outlets, including the military.

      What the knee jerk reaction sheeple were stating in the forum in response to what was written was absolutely hilarious. Note that America and Russia are far closer in their ties than what you think. It was after “the cold war” that they had to find a new enemy to keep the public in fear of. 9/11 was the launch platform and the rest is history.

      The shape of politics within the US was changed forever and they have been milking it stupid ever since. That is why you are experiencing a prison camp scenario where freedom is little more than a past memory. Check out “PNAC”. It was written prior to 9/11, as was the Patriot Act.

      • A Dodgy Bloke

        Hi Graham,

        A little background in order I heard about the Russians and DIA story on a local radio show. Another radio show (KHOW Peter Boyles show in Denver) has conformed it. The Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed the story, and yes the Russians are coming. The major issue I have is the local press is ignoring it. You can get it on The Blaze or the EU times but not on ANY of the local news outlets. The stories that are reported are vague on numbers, and duration. I’m just saying people are paranoid enough (just read some of the posts on this blog) without the MSN ignoring what I think is a major story, and people having get any info online.

        The present Russian Government is not a friend of the United States they need us as a market for thier oil, and other natural resources and they need American Investment. The only reasion they are not more hostile, is like the rest of industrialized world they have major demographic issues, Islamic issues, and thier economy is totally dependent on natural resources.

        That said agree with you about the loss of liberty after 9/11 and the Governments need to scare people with the threat of “Terrorism”. People need to understand sunlight is the best disinfectant, and to paraphrase a quote if they continue to prize liberty over safety they’ll get and deserve neither.

  • whoisbiggles

    Electronic vote counting is so wrong.

    I have volunteered as a scrutineer in local council elections and there is something quite electrifying watching the votes being counted by hand.

    How does this electronic system quote with a dispute if you can’t go back to paper ballots for a recount?

    I see electronic voting as pandering to the MSM who demand to know the outcome 5 seconds after the polling booths are closed.

    Living in Oz I prefer to watch the commentators squirm as the results come in trying to explain away the results on live TV. One of our networks runs a graphic that shows ousted pollies pictures being flushed down the toilet – it’s priceless.

    • mondobeyondo

      Hand-counted ballots are routinely fraudulent in third world countries. Imagine how much easier it would be if they were electronically counted.

      A couple of hackers could change the history of a nation.

      • Groener

        And there was already a movie, Man of the Year about that. In real life, the Robin Williams character would enter in White House, of course giving an even more juicier contract to the vote counting company, and the stupid girl who tried to expose the truth would have been quietly silenced forever.

  • Cinderella Man

    Not suprising at all.. thats why I given up that a true man of the people such as Dr. Ron Paul will never be able the stand a snowballs chance in hell of being elected. The Bilderberg group selects our puppet, and we the people are given a false choice of who will be our slave master. Our country has been hijacked by a shadow group whos only interest is world domination. Im so discouraged after seening how Dr. Paul got railroaded during this primary season. Votes werent counted or falsified, media blackout, and false charges of racisim were thrown at this man. Im so pissed I dont even want to vote this year. Either way the banksters win. the only way we will ever get our freedom back will be ********.

  • Colin

    Michael Savage pointed this out months ago. The same person that was basically demonized here for being “in the tank.”

    • Thank you… People are clueless about Savage — and slightly behind the curve on developing news.

      • Gary2

        Michael weiner “savage” is a **************** and a weiner.

        The ratings are crashing and burning for conservative talk radio. Need to get that pollution off the air.

        • Colin

          Typical liberal dogma. You just demonize anyone who doesn’t agree with you while saying you’re tolerant. Open your mind.

        • I really dont care for ANY talk radio, largely a 2 minutes of hate type of thing….

  • Cleo

    I thought ACORN was doing just fine by themselves and didn’t need any help.

  • All these voting machines will do is FRAUD.The votes will be stolen much easier and all of the elections will be like the election years of 2000,2004,when Bush stole the elections.We need to have a ballet box which has a paper trail or some kind of evedence for the results of the election.otherwise the outcome will be just what the ELITE want.(Eventhough both parties are controlled by them.Our elections are looking more and more like corrupt third world nation elections,who we always criticize.VOTER FRAUD! We are more and more becoming a BANANA REPUBLIC third world nation.

  • Gary2

    a right wing county clerk in waukesha county stole the wi supreme court election by “finding” votes that were not counted on her hard drive.

    I see little difference between these right wing fraudsters and a spanish company.

    • Kevin


      It is of little importance who steals elections by fraud regarding vote counting. What is far more important is that the Democratic process is hijacked. Do not think for a nano second that the left is morally above this. Actually in respect to the elections of importance there is no left and right.

    • Colin

      Of course you don’t see any difference……..wouldn’t expect you to.

      As a matter of fact why have any rules at all or anyone count the votes because it would just get in the way and be too messy? Why just not keep Obama as president for life and forego the process?

  • Kevin

    You know, comrades,” says Stalin, “that I think in regard to this: I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this — who will count the votes, and how.

    • Kev

      Another quote was ‘it’s not the votes that count but rather who counts the votes’.Not sure who it was,but never a truer word spoken.

  • angrycitizen

    Taxation without representation.
    We have no way to elect whom we want.
    The ruling elite paves the way for a ************* revolution.

  • mondobeyondo

    Well… given what happened with the 2000 election with Bush and Gore – the whole “hanging chads” and Supreme Court episode, etc… –
    I would be skeptical of any election. Maybe I’m growing more cynical in my old (46 year old) age. And that’s a shame to say this as an American.

  • Tatiana Covington

    And if you disagree with the count, tough Scytl.

  • Faux Gary

    Maybe we can just tax all the rich people, and spread the wealth around. Sorry for the same old platitudes and boring, unworkable solutions, but you should all realize by now that I’m just a whiny liberal one-trick pony.

  • Bob

    And this company is owned by obama handler Georgio Schwartz (George Soros)!
    And the winner of the presidential election is obama! Wow, What a surprise!
    It’s over we will now address obama as GREAT ONE! Now bow and kiss his feet and be thankful you can.

  • This has been going on for many many years. apparently this is just some fine tuning. Do a search on “VOTESCAM”, its online .the complete book for anyone to read, by Kieth and Ken Collier. Most people roll ther eves and look at me like I’m a nutcase when I call thier attention to this issue. What in the name of reason and common sense lets anyone think that our voting system is on the level? No one would even be allowed to approach the idea of running for president if they were not already a pre approved team player

  • Rosemary’s Bananafish
  • El Pollo de Oro

    Voter fraud is one of the things that occurs in banana republics. And that is exactly what the former USA has become: The Banana Republic of America. From the destruction of the American middle class to an increasingly abusive police state to a fascist alliance of state power and corporate power, the BRA is looking more and more like a Third World hellhole. And now that we’re no longer Los Estados Unidos, we have a few flag. Here is the new flag of the BRA for those who haven’t seen it:


    “I don’t think people realize just how evil and what an abomination our country has become.”—Alex Jones

    “America’s not the same place it used to be. And when you look at the decline going on in this country, how anybody can believe that the dollar is going to be a reserve currency is beyond me.”—Gerald Celente

    “It’s Fascism 2.0, the merger of state and corporate powers. Next train to Auschwitz, all aboard! No need to worry about those calories—kiss them goodbye.”—Gerald Celente

    And here is our new Banana Republic Pledge of Alliance:

    “I pledge allegiance to the flag
    Of The Banana Republic of America
    And to the corporate criminals for which it stands
    One nation under the iron boot of a despotic oligarchy
    With unrest and instability for all.”

    Bienvenidos a la República Banana de América, pesadilla del tercer mundo.

  • Yesod

    it is the american way, he who has the most gold wins

  • El Pollo de Oro

    “We have an election coming up between Romney and Obama. It’s not the lesser of two evils: it’s the greater of two stooges. These are no choices……If you vote for the lesser of two evils in a criminal organization, you are an accessory to a crime—the crime being committed against democracy and freedom in America. If you voted for one of the two members of the two-headed one-party system, you are an accessory to the crime.”—Gerald Celente

  • Bob

    I don’t think it matters who we vote for. The insiders have rigged the process so that only their favorite will be elected. See:



    • Graham


      What are the chances of Ron Paul going “3rd party independent” at the critical moment? Do you see any scope in this happening? If he does, how will it affect the Republican nomination process and then on into the election?

      • Paul will NOT go 3rd party and in the last election, most of his supporters refused to vote 3rd party after Paul dropped out. Now Rand is supposeldy taking up Paul’s place, insuring that for yrs to come, people will huddle in that small wing of the GOP, hoping for a taking over of the party and being able to rest assured they can keeping staying Republican…..Paul makes it acceptable not to have the courage to leave the GOP plantation and go somewhere else…

  • Proftel


    We need to reshape the legislation in Brazil and create two basic rules to know:


    All Brazilian citizens who hold accounts in tax havens will be considered a terrorist.


    Any citizen may be considered a terrorist extradited from Brazil and even natural.

    Export some politicians and the thing better.


  • GlockG20

    The right to bear arms exists for a reason:

    “That to secure these natural rights, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever . . . Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.”

    Granted the above quote is from the Declaration of Independence but it holds true non the less and it is a primary reason why the 2nd Amendment exists. And it is this very reason that the socialist elements within our government and nation seek to abolish the 2nd Amendment. No citizen that is without arms can effect forceful change and this is historically proven. The founders new this, so if our only peaceful avenue is removed then we have no recourse but to either capitulate and allow the demise of the Republic OR we can stand up and demand a return of our rights, by force if need be.

  • Kevin

    “No citizen that is without arms can effect forceful change and this is historically proven.”

    First let me introduce myself as a Life NRA Member that gave up over a year of his social life to defeat NJ Governor Jim Florio and the supporters of S-166 the assault rifle ban. I’m as pro Second Amendment as one can get. I’m pro the entire Bill of Rights 100%.

    Ok the above being said civil disobedience on a huge scale with mass strikes shutting down the system tends to have a significant impact on any nation unwilling or unable to use the realistic expectation of mass death to maintain the status quo. The USSR fell to such a tactic as did the British in India. Mass strikes are preferable to violence as a solution for many reasons.One must tend to avoid getting into a urination contest with a skunk if possible. Obviously if the government decides to exercise it’s option to use mass murder as a coercive tool any reasonable person would then fight with the means available. Obviously a rifle is far more useful then a baseball bat.

    Long before bullets fly the virtual bottomless pit of non violent civil disobedience such as not paying taxes, not registering anything and generally just not following “The Rules” from A to Z forcing the government to constantly assume the position as enforcer not protector would work wonders to effect change.

    All governments derive their power from the governored. When enough people say, “Enough is enough” things change.

    Violence is the absolute last option and only useful to counter violence that in the end has the expressed goal to create peace.

    • Groener

      Civil disobedience won’t work in multicultural countries.

      The Hispanics and Asians don’t give a rat’s ass about it, coming from backgrounds where they don’t work.

  • gary hillerich

    and the corruption continues..to get worse until the time comes when the Rockefeller-Rothschild dynasty’s simply pick our new dictator/emperor..we are really already there.Sysctl is simply a front that makes it a\”appear” our votes our counted..in a real world the votes would be paper hand counted and Ron Paul would be our next president if we the people truly controlled our REPUBLIC..unfortunately that all went bye bye with the birth of the PRIVATE non-federal no-reserve CORPORATION in 1913 owned by 13 private families and their banks,[Israel Moses of Italy..Lehman Bros..Goldman Sachs..JP Morgan Chase[Rockefeller]..Wells Fargo..Citi..Bank Of America [Rothschild USA & Rothschild London]can’t think of the rest but you can easily find them]12 of which are foreign and only the Rockefeller’s are Americans,but the Rockefeller’s are scumbag globalists working towards a NWO]so actually you have 13 FOREIGN families that own the PRIVATE NON-federal reserve[the fed is as federal as federal express package delivery..ITS NOT!] creating the phony S counterfeit paper and digital money we use in day to day commerce[debt paper & debt computer digits from thin air..nothing]until we abolish and jail these criminal banksters at the federal reserve and their ability to issue and control our money we are and will be debt slaves,and our children and grandchildren WILL soon wake up homeless on the continent our forefathers founded!END THE FED NOW! ELECT RON PAUL!

  • Bob Marshall

    Sometime an comment off topic brings up an interesting unknown point. For instance. Those who visit youtube and watch two videos may be surprised. Romney Obama the Same? and The Ultimate Mitt Romney Flip-Flop Collection.

  • laura4basics

    this link to U-Tube explains what and who SCYTL is.
    Please everyone write and call your congressman and demand this illegal action be stopped before America is gone.

    • laura4basics

      the link did not post so cut and paste this to u-tube for the link.
      “Outsourcing US voting system: To Foreign Company”

  • Bob 2.0

    There is a mad-rush for global domination. All the elitist are Comming together inorder to conquer planet Earth. In the end only one elitist will remain. And at that time we all will become the Jews of nazi germany.

  • Bruce s

    Is it to late?

  • Nixon

    Bruce–sadly, I think it is…please accept this cup of Koolaid, put on your special jump shoes and report to Assembly Hall.

    Nothing can stop you now…do what’s right…


    Counting Votes Out Of The USA Sucks!!! SCYTL Owned By George Soros!!! Reject

  • derfel cadarn

    It is not the people vote that counts it is the people that count the vote. Uncle Joe Stalin