Foreign company now fully owns U.S. elections reporting software

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This might not be a big deal in the end, but it sure has an odd vibe that a foreign company now owns the software used to report precinct level election results in the United States. reports:

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 

What could possibly go wrong? Well, consider the following.

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.

It doesn’t just centralize the database, it centralizes it under the authority of a foreign company regulated by a foreign government. Like I said, maybe this isn’t news worthy, but there is just something about it all that feels uncomfortable.

Am I alone?

Eric Odom


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