Microsoft’s Allen , Foreign Scytl election software, and Obama -what could go wrong?

In what has to be one of the most troubling pieces of news, we learn that Scytl is on the move in taking control of many world-wide elections as well as increasing in U.S. elections via electronic means. Now Microsoft’s Paul Allen has chipped into the pot. Here is the update from earlier posts you might want to check out. First the back story.

Foreign company owns U.S. election software-UPDATE

“Obama donor’s company funds controversial election firm” reads the headline. We now are turning over our election software to a foreign company that happens to support Obama.The Drudge Report yesterday ran a feature titled “Foreign company buys U.S. election results reporting firm.” The article documented that SCYTL, based in Barcelona, acquired 100 percent of SOE Software, the leading software provider of election management solutions in the United States. Drudge reports that the  best part is that the election results are redirected not to a USA server, but to a server overseas.

UPDATE:Save American Foundation:

SCYTL, the global leader in secure electronic voting technologies, announced today the acquisition of 100% of SOE Software, the leading software provider of election management solutions in the United States.

Why is a software company based in Barcelona Spain(SCYTL)  now in charge of counting our votes in the upcoming General Election on November 6th.  Did the Federal Elections Commission approve of this ?  (FEC) Did the Congress of the United States approve of this ?

The firm already provides balloting for overseas U.S. military and civilian voting in nine states along with elections technologies in several districts

With the purchase of SOE Software, meanwhile, SCYTL has increased its involvement in the U.S. elections process. SOE Software boasts a strong U.S. presence, providing results in over 900 jurisdictions.

In 2009, SCYTL formally registered with the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (AEC) as the first Internet voting manufacturer in the U.S. under the EAC Voting System Testing and Certification Program.

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.

Full story over at  WND

Check out Hacked D.C. election test site researcher testifies easy to do

University of Michigan professor who with his students hacked a prototype D.C. voting website and had it play the school’s fight song said today it will be decades, if ever, before voting can be performed safely over the Internet.

J. Alex Halderman, a computer science professor, has been participating in a test of Washington’s new “Digital Vote By Mail” system, which was supposed to allow some 900 D.C. overseas voters submit ballots over the Internet.

During the test, which began last week, not only was Halderman’s group able to get the site to play the fight song, they also changed cast votes to “evil science fiction robots” and gained access to video cameras monitoring a board of elections data center.

Halderman’s hack prompted election officials to take down the system for several days, but it went back up on Tuesday. Halderman said that on Thursday his group changed the password to part of the system to “InternetVotingIsDangerous!” and locked officials out. The test of the system was supposed to end today. Full story at Ann Arbor

Now back to the latest news:

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, a supporter of President Obama, is investing $40 million in Scytl, the Spain-based firm that in January 2012 acquired 100 percent of SOE Software, the leading software provider of election management solutions in the United States.

Allen made the investment via his Vulcan Capital, the investment management firm that oversees his multi-billion dollar portfolio.

Abhishek Agrawal, Vulcan Capital’s managing director, told the Wall Street Journal’s blog he expects countries to eventually become comfortable with digital-only elections.

“This is a very powerful global trend,” Agrawal added. “There is a pathway toward gradual modernization.”

Another of Allen’s charitable groups, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, donated a total of $250,000 to the immigration-reform advocacy group Centro de la Raza.

The same foundation provided $450,000 to the Urban Institute.

The supposedly “nonpartisan” Urban Institute’s employees have a record of donating nearly 100 percent of their political contributions to Democrats. Officially, the Urban Institute advocates for socialized medicine, carbon taxes and amnesty for illegal aliens.

Scytl, meanwhile, is advancing worldwide. WND reported yesterday an entire municipality in Canada will utilize online-only voting in the next election, with all balloting to be run via Scytl.

WND reported in 2012 that Scytl announced the successful implementation of technology that allows ballots to be cast using Google and Apple smartphones and tablet computers

Read more at WND

Obamacare and Belarus – no software companies in America can write code?

Considering that America is at the forefront of software development and websites, it was hard to get past the thought that a half a billion dollars had to be given to a Canadian firm to write the Obamacare website. So let us just pass on commenting on that debacle. Now we learn that one of Putin’s satellite states, Belarus, played a hand in writing the software code. Why are there not demonstrations in the streets of America? Are we nothing but sheep? Don’t answer, I already know. The march to the camps continues. This reminds me of an earlier post: Foreign company owns U.S. election software-UPDATE January 19, 2012 — bunkerville. Soros owns a major stake in Scytl. The servers are located in Spain. What could go wrong?

“Obama donor’s company funds controversial election firm” reads the headline. We now are turning over our election software to a foreign company that happens to support Obama. Drudge reports that the  best part is that the election results are redirected not to a USA server, but to a server overseas.

In 2009, SCYTL formally registered with the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (AEC) as the first Internet voting manufacturer in the U.S. under the EAC Voting System Testing and Certification Program.

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.

Now back to the story:

U.S. intelligence agencies last week urged the Obama administration to check its new healthcare network for malicious software after learning that developers linked to the Belarus government helped produce the website, raising fresh concerns that private data posted by millions of Americans will be compromised.

The intelligence agencies notified the Department of Health and Human Services, the agency in charge of the Healthcare.gov network, about their concerns last week. Specifically, officials warned that programmers in Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, were suspected of inserting malicious code that could be used for cyber attacks, according to U.S. officials familiar with the concerns.

The software links the millions of Americans who signed up for Obamacare to the federal government and more than 300 medical institutions and healthcare providers.

“The U.S. Affordable Care Act software was written in part in Belarus by software developers under state control, and that makes the software a potential target for cyber attacks,” one official said.

More at Washington Free Beacon

Supreme Court Proof of Citizenship Voter Registration Law Struck Down

Maggie’s Notebook brings us this: Arizona Proof of Citizenship Voter Registration Law Struck Down at Supreme Court – Thomas, Alito Dissent. Wander over for her thoughts on the matter. (Two posts today).

Arizona’s voter registration law (Proposition 200) was struck down by the Supreme Court today with Justices Thomas and Alito dissenting. The law required showing proof of citizenship at the time of registering:

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court

In the majority opinion, Justice Antonin Scalia said the state law was preempted by language in the federal statute saying that states must “accept and use” a federal registration form.

The state law ordered officials to reject the form if there was no accompanying proof of citizenship. Source: Reuters

Alabama, Georgia and Kansas have similar laws and joined Arizona’s case.

Look at this from Justice Sotomayor:

At an oral argument in March, Thomas Horne, a lawyer for Arizona, told the justices that the state was within its rights to ask for additional information beyond the simple federal form.

“It’s extremely inadequate,” Horne said. “It’s essentially an honor system. It does not do the job.”

“Well,” answered Justice Sonia Sotomayor, “that’s what the federal system decided was enough.” Source: USNews-NBC

Just wait until we get 30 million more “immigrants” on the non-books. Washington State does not even have polling locations. All is done by mail. What with same day registration, some states voting for over a month, no standards whatsoever, but now we must “accept and use” a federal registration form? Even Banana Republics require I.D.

Democrats’ 2016 Contenders Are Betting on Gun Control

Sometimes when the night seems the darkest, a ray of light may be on the horizon. Obama’s crowd is getting so insulated, so full of themselves, that this gun control issue may be a gift to us. As we await to hear the numerous Executive Orders that are to be bestowed upon us, I came across this article. Indeed, if ever there was an issue that will rally the troops around the flag, this is it. So let them have at it. And let these new Marxist’s to be, run on taking our guns and ammo. 2016 will be a very good year. 2014 as well. Rahm Emanuel warned about it. But our arrogant petty little man thinks he can have his way. With Andrew Cuomo and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley going full tilt on guns, they misjudge the mood across the vast reaches of middle America. You might want to check out my previous post to see what Rand Paul has to say about our “King”.

The New Republic

The gun lobby is just too strong, and the popular resistance to major new firearms restrictions just too ingrained, for reform to happen. At the same time, though, several high-profile Democrats who’ve been mentioned as 2016 presidential contenders are betting on a different read of the situation. As they see it, Newtown has truly changed things, making it not just politically feasible to broach new constraints, but perhaps even politically imperative.

If one needs further proof that the landscape has shifted and become far more complex, consider Rahm Emanuel, who as much as any other leading Democratic warned the party away from the gun control issue after 2000. He proudly recruited pro-gun rights House candidates in 2006, and strongly discouraged Attorney General Eric Holder and others in the Obama administration from pressing gun control in the president’s firm term (“shut the fuck up” on the issue, he reportedly declared).

..There was precious little persuasion of that sort from Emanuel and others in recent years — in fact, the opposite. Now, it’s coming from the likes of Cuomo, O’Malley, and Hickenlooper — none of them political dummies or lost-cause radicals. For once, there actually is a national conversation.. MoreThe New Republic

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Pennsylvania – the State to end our “Long National Nightmare”

UPDATE: Philly GOP: Poll inspectors being ousted for Dems

Court-appointed Republican poll inspectors are being forcibly removed from voting stations in some Philadelphia wards and replaced in some cases by Democratic inspectors and even members of the Black Panthers, according to GOP officials

Pennsylvania will be the State to watch tonight. If  PA goes GOP it is all over and we can forget about Ohio. 30,000 plus attended the recent Bucks County rally and the energy was electrifying as reported by one of our comrades. Romney swings back to Pittsburgh again. Just a few short years ago it was unthinkable that the GOP could ever regain control of PA. Now the table has almost been run. All PA needs is to send Senator Casey packing and elect Tom Smith.

Watch for Lehigh and Northampton counties as discussed on the Bill Bennett show this morning. They are the bell weather counties.This is in the Allentown area. Bucks county is another. These returns should come fairly early and maybe we can get a good nights sleep.

Here is the site to watch for PA State election returns:  http://www.electionreturns.state.pa.us/

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) predicted Monday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would carry the state of Pennsylvania, pushing back against Obama campaign adviser David Plouffe’s suggestion that GOP efforts in the state were a “desperate ploy” to find an alternative path to 270 electoral votes.

 But Toomey noted that in 2010, Republicans swept statewide offices in Pennsylvania, and he predicted a similar electorate for Tuesday’s presidential vote.

“If you take a look at what happened the last time Pennsylvanians went to the polls, which is 2010, Republicans swept,” Toomey told CNN on “Starting Point.” “I won a statewide office. We elected a Republican governor. The U.S. congressional delegation and the state House assembly. So the fact is Republicans control the government at all levels by big numbers, and I think that this election is going to be much more like 2010 than 2008. I think Gov. Romney’s going to carry Pennsylvania.”

The Hill-

Susan Rice said Obama was not ready for the 3:00 am Phone Call

Here we are in the WH situation room as participants watch the Benghazi workplace violence go down in real time resulting in the death of 4 Americans including the Ambassador Steven. Oops, did I make a mistake?

While looking around for the video of the infamous 3:00 am phone call  what should I find. DATE: March 5, 2008. The ultimate lackey, Susan Rice.  If you want to enjoy a real hoot, check out the full clip of Tucker’s interview. By the end of it one can conclude that neither was or is ready for the phone call. Maybe Hillary set up Susan Rice for her Sunday phone call to do 5 shows and lie like a rug as fair payback!

New York times

Mar 5, 2008

Senior Obama foreign policy advisor Susan Rice says Barack Obama isn’t ready to answer a 3 A.M. crisis phone call.

 

 
Full text of the Tucker Carlson interview. Sheer madness. Knowing now what we did not know then. Teaser: Hamas no, Muslim terrorists yes. Well maybe Hamas.

Best Politcal ad ever? Obama reaches new low

As if the campaign of Obama could not take a lower road, it does. We have his “Romney is a B..S.er.” in Rolling Stone, now this. It is not enough to insult women’s intelligence - one trick ponies that only care about their free birth control, lets sexualize it more. Mammograms,  babies, now one can talk about Obama’s sexual prowess by innuendo. Undecided voters? Wake up. King Shamus has a great review of what is going on with this. Slide over for his full rant. Warning this is a crude one.

Mitt Romney wants to talk about creating jobs, cutting the deficit and reigning in runaway entitlements. Barack Obama wants to turn the polling booth into a Democrat Party boudoir. Which one sounds reasonable and which one sounds repellent and intrusive?

Let’s get beyond the creepiness of the clip. It was made by card-carrying members of the Left’s great religious movement. One of the most important tenets of the faith is the hyper-sexualization of their Great Super Cocksman. From Candy Crowley to Bill Maher, many progressives are dying to make babies with Barack Obama. Lena Dunham is just the latest liberal to profess her love for the cutest widdle political puppy dog.

Candy Crowley to the rescue – inserts herself and bails out Obama

After reading the comments from the left, apparently they are thrilled Candy came to the rescue of our flailing president regarding the attack of our embassy and killing of our Ambassador. Fortunately the next debate will be foreign policy. Mitt missed a chance, but Candy looked the fool. Most people probably are not that engaged in the Libya story since the media is giving it scant attention.  Energy? Obama is a bigger fool, check out yesterday’s post. Obama cuts off drilling in half of Alaska national petroleum reserve. Candy didn’t feel inclined to correct this record. I am sorry we did not have a knock out punch

President Obama is campaigning as a champion of the oil and gas boom he’s had nothing to do with, and even as his regulators try to stifle it. The latest example is the Interior Department’s little-noticed August decision to close off from drilling nearly half of the 23.5 million acre National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.

Have we learned anything about choosing the left for moderators? Here we go:

One of the big moments from Tuesday’s presidential debate between Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney occurred when moderator Candy Crowley of CNN injected herself into the discussion after Romney accused the president of refusing to refer to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi as a terrorist act.

“I think (it’s) interesting the president just said something which — which is that on the day after the attack he went into the Rose Garden and said that this was an act of terror,” said Gov. Romney.

“That’s what I said,” the president responded.

“You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack, it was an act of terror. It was not a spontaneous demonstration, is that what you’re saying?”

“Please proceed, governor.”

“I want to make sure we get that for the record because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.”

“Get the transcript.”

“It — it — it — he did in fact, sir,” Crowley said, offering the president what looked to be a little debate assistance.

“Can you say that a little louder, Candy?” the president asked confidently.

“He — he did call it an act of terror. It did as well take — it did as well take two weeks or so for the whole idea there being a riot out there about this tape to come out. You are correct about that,” Crowley said.

H/T: The Blaze

Obama only ‘eye candy’ and Chris Mathews lost his tingle

What to say after one of the best political nights since the 2010 election night when we took back the House. I caught an interview from CNN and realize the Obama clan has no hold on reality whatsoever. So congrats Mitt, not much more to say, Chris Matthews at his best.

“One of the first things I saw on the basketball court was his lack of ego,” Robinson said. “The game wasn’t about him. It was about the game and about his teammates.”

Some observers have suggested that it is the first lady who grounds the president and keeps his ego in check, but Obama was adamant that this president is grounded on his own.

“Barack doesn’t have a big ego,” she said. “That would kind of be the last thing that I would think of when I talk about my husband is big ego, because he doesn’t have that. So it’s not much to check.” CNN

Here is Chris Matthews meltdown:

The real Obama – Feds don’t care about blacks -video

In a video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama tells an audience of black ministers, including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, that the U.S. government shortchanged Hurricane Katrina victims because of racism.

“The people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!” Obama shouts in the video, which was shot in June of 2007 at Hampton University in Virginia. By contrast, survivors of Sept. 11 and Hurricane Andrew received generous amounts of aid, Obama explains. The reason? Unlike residents of majority-black New Orleans, the federal government considers those victims “part of the American family.”

The racially charged and at times angry speech undermines Obama’s carefully-crafted image as a leader eager to build bridges between ethnic groups. For nearly 40 minutes, using an accent he almost never adopts in public, Obama describes a racist, zero-sum society, in which the white majority profits by exploiting black America. The mostly black audience shouts in agreement. The effect is closer to an Al Sharpton rally than a conventional campaign event. Full story over at the Daily Caller http://dailycaller.com/

WATCH: WATCH: Full video of Obama’s remarks here full video.

Here is a segment: One has to ask what has he done for the Black Community He discusses the war here.

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