-By Gerry Bello and Bob Fitrakis
October 22, 2012- The Free Press has previously reported, Scytl, a Barcelona based e-voting company will be counting votes in 26 states. They will be doing so through something called the Federal Overseas Voting Program or FVAP. FVAP is a program designed to allow military personnel and other overseas Americans to vote in their home districts seamlessly through electronically delivered absentee ballots.
Intercepting and changing these ballots, as well as voting electronically on behalf of service people that have no idea such a thing is happening, is something that Scytl is uniquely positioned to do because of their cellphone spyware sister company, CarrierIQ. These stolen votes, distributed throughout jurisdictions across the country, could become a critical component of any scheme to defraud the 2012 presidential election. By means of changing a relatively small number of votes, and laundering those stolen votes in the correct places, the net effect would be a near silent theft.
The Columbus Dispatch reported on Sunday, October 21 that in Ohio, “The campaign of Republican Mitt Romney plans to station Election Day Task Force members to record the name of every voter who walks through the door and feed it to a ‘national command center’ database in Boston as part of an unprecedented high-tech get-out-the-vote effort.”
Sources at Smartech, the company responsible for stealing the election in Ohio in 2004, revealed to Free Press journalist Jill Simpson that the next man in the middle attack would be launched by Scytl from its US headquarters, a location in suburban Virginia that was formerly owned by its managing director, Hugh Gallagher, and seems to serve as his private home. We believe it was Hugh who watched from the windows as our investigators photographed the home.
Scytl is not the only election related business that has been run out of Mr. Gallagher's seemingly crowded residence. Since 2004, some shell company called Election Training Inc. has called some part of Mr. Gallagher's 5-bedroom home its headquarters. A phone records check on Election Training's number yielded us something called Election Systems Acquisitions and Management, also at the same address, allegedly founded in 2002 but listing Sctyl as its website. Scytl entered the US elections market on January 11, 2012, when it announced its acquisition of Tampa based SOE software. SOE software is election management software that specializes in internet voting and election results reporting in 900 jurisdictions in 26 states. What exactly Elections Systems Acquisitions and Management did for the decade preceding this event is at best obscure.