[ Note: This is a post that is presently speculation based on likelihood and probability.}
ExposeObama.com has a very necessary article for every American who wishes to have their vote counted accurately, and to mean what you voted for to be accurately tallied, to read.
When the Spanish online voting company SKYTL bought the largest vote processing corporation in the United States,it also acquired the means of manufacturing the outcome of the 2012 election. For SOE,the Tampa based corporation purchased by SKYTL in January,supplies the election software which records,counts,and reports the votes of Americans in 26 states–900 total jurisdictions–across the nation.
SKYTL itself is a leader in internet voting technology and in 2010 was involved in modernizing election systems for the midterm election in 14 American states.
But although SKYTL’s self-proclaimed reputation for security had won the company the Congressionally approved task of handling internet voting for American citizens and members of the military overseas,upon opening the system for use in the District of Columbia,the University of Michigan fight song “The Victors” was suddenly heard after the casting of each ballot. The system had been hacked by U of M computer teachers and students in response to a challenge by SKYTL that anyone who wished to do so,might try!
Nevertheless,in spite of warnings by experts across the nation,American soldiers overseas will once again vote via the internet in 2012. And because SKYTL will control the method of voting and—thanks to the purchase of SOE–the method of counting the votes as well,there “…will be no ballots,no physical evidence,no way for the public to authenticate who actually cast the votes…or the count.”
The American advocacy group Project Vote [which group Obama himself was once an attorney for] 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…” Talk about having a flair for understatement!It has also been claimed that SKYTL CEO Pere Valles is a socialist who donated heavily to the 2008 Obama campaign and lived in Chicago during Obama’s time as Illinois State Senator./
If America's Election Process has been hijacked, and I believe on the National Scale it now has, then how can we successfully, immediately and peacefully stop such hijackings, even if we were to gather and collectively try to legally and peacefully see the corruption rooted out?
To where could we direct our resources without getting entangled in the barbed wires of the Bureaucratic Red Tape or lost in the "You're Complaining to the Wrong Dept., You need to Complain over There" Washington D.C. run-around?
It seems we have now reached the real turn-key moment, whereby a pre-determined electronic outcome of the Presidency of the United States and perhaps a virtual majority of the Congress of the United States can now be decided upon by those who privately control the electronic voting machine software through a foreign company based in Spain.
I have no love for Ron Paul. I believe him to be often utterly irresponsible and/or naive in his foreign policies, and that he should run as a Libertarian (not as a Republican). But what if his votes in the 2012 Republican Primaries were "shaved" by as many as half of what was actually reported to us in the Election Process? The same could be said for votes cast for Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, etc. We would never be allowed to know it, nor to see the paper trails allegedly generated.
Rebuttals to Washington State Talking Points-81986
We need to ask the tough questions now.
How can we guarantee we vote for whom we say we do, when we will not be allowed by the Courts to ensure verification of our own vote in a paper trail audit, through the pre-determined Court-granted discretion ceded to those who own the electronic machines and have the exclusive codes to their software (even though it is vulnerable to domestic and foreign hacker manipulation
as the University of Michigan has already proven)?
Has the electronic voting in 26 States and 900 jurisdictions been already hijacked?
Has it already been at work in the 2012 Republican Primaries since the end of January or the beginning of February 2012?
And would an immediate return to a paper balloting system NOW, with verification and re-verification by auditors and both parties and the workers who collected the votes be enough to deter the totalitarianism that could be otherwise installed this coming November, 2012?
[[[[[Update May 15, 2012:
WND Exclusive by Aaron Klein
Imagine voting through Google, Apple
Spanish-based SCYTL may raise national security concerns
SCYTL, an international company that recently purchased the leading U.S. electronic voting firm, yesterday announced the successful implementation of technology that allows ballots to be cast using Google and Apple smart phones and tablet computers.
...Now SCYTL has unveiled a platform that it says encrypts each individual ballot on a voter’s Google or Apple mobile device before the ballot is then transmitted to an electronic voting system.
Using this technology “Scytl is now able to guarantee end-to-end security – from the voter to the final tally – not only for computer-based online voting but also for mobile voting,” stated a press release by the company.
“By leveraging its pioneering security technology with Google and Apple’s mobile device platforms, Scytl has become the premier election technology provider to offer an online voting system that guarantees the highest standards in terms of both voter privacy and ballot integrity both on personal computers and mobile devices,” said Gabriel Dos Santos, Scytl’s vice president of software engineering.
The U.S. currently does not utilize voting platforms using mobile devices. SCYTL sees such methods as the future of electronic voting.
It is unclear what role SCYTL’s U.S. subsidiary, SOE Software, will take during this year’s presidential election.
...SCYTL’s headquarters are in Barcelona with offices in Washington, D.C., Singapore, Bratislava and Athens.
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.
- The system may be subject to attacks that could compromise the integrity of the votes cast.