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Monday, September 23, 2013


The firm Scytl to also monitor social media for politicians ~~

Boy, is this going to grow into a rat’s nest in a short time! (But, yet, then this could be a deliberate attempt to disrupt our elective process by throwing our government's administration into chaos?)
Posted on September 23, 2013

By Aaron Klein

The foreign-headquartered company that recently purchased the leading U.S. electronic voting firm is expanding its services to include election observation and social media monitoring services.

Scytl’s new “Election Observer” describes itself as a Web-based solution that “manages the multiple facets of election observation.”

Included are features that enable voting providers to register, qualify and evaluate observer personnel.

“Using GPS technology, Scytl Election Observer can also be used for location monitoring and deployment on Election Day ensuring that remote locations are reached and obligations are met.”

The Scytl technology provides politicians a “single view of all conversations relative to electoral issues, candidates, poll stations, voting and political scenarios, enabling them to turn this data into actionable information.”

The Scytl software allows users to “monitor opinions and keywords in social and online media outlets, providing real-time and right-time data via customizable queries and user friendly dashboards.”

Scytl expands ahead of 2014 midterms

The company, which bought a leading U.S. electronic voting firm in May, announced its technology will be deployed at more jurisdictions ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, as KleinOnline reported.

A Scytl company news release boasted that its “electronic pollbook solution recently achieved a significant milestone by eclipsing the 100th implementation in the United States.”

“This number continues to grow with many jurisdictions planning to implement electronic pollbook technology ahead of the 2014 election cycle,” continued the release.

The electronic pollbook reportedly allows U.S. election officials and poll workers to manage the electoral roll on Election Day in an efficient and convenient manner.

Scytl’s electronic pollbook solution will be utilized in small and large election jurisdictions throughout the nation, including in Washington, D.C.; Galveston County, Texas, along with 50 other Texas counties; Kane County, Ill.; and the city of Peoria, Ill.

“We are very excited that our superior platform and unique solution have earned the trust of more than 100 election jurisdictions who have successfully utilized our electronic pollbook in major elections,” said Marc Fratello, CEO of SOE Software.

“We also look forward to expanding our offering to other election jurisdictions across the United States,” added Fratello.

In January 2012, SCYTL, based in Barcelona, acquired 100 percent of SOE Software, the leading software provider of election management solutions in the United States. The sale garnered national attention after it was spotlighted by the popular Drudge Report.

Soros ties

KleinOnline reported Scytl recently acquired the software division of a non-profit election organization tied to George Soros’ Open Society Institute.

Scytl purchased the software division of Gov2U, described as a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and promoting the use of technology in the fields of governance and democracy.

A Scytl press release said: “Gov2U created its software division in 2004 and, since then, it has developed a wide array of innovative award-winning eDemocracy solutions that have been implemented in multiple countries across Europe, Africa and America at the local, regional and federal government levels.”

The Spain-based company says the “main purpose of these tools is to engage citizens in participatory processes through the use of online and offline platforms, bringing more transparency and legitimacy to decision-making processes.”

Gov4U is currently partnered with Soros’ Open Society to support and develop a group called the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness.

The group runs a website,, which says it is a forum “intended to help connect the world’s civic organizations engaged in monitoring, supporting and opening up their countries’ parliaments and legislative institutions.”

Gov4U, meanwhile, has eight partners of its own listed on its website, including the Soros-funded and partnered National Democratic Institute, or NDI… FINISH READING>> Kleinonline