A recent rash of posts and videos have appeared in recent months proclaiming that the 2012 election is being rigged by electronic voting machines which are now in widespread use. Despite the concerns of these machines being raised over the years by Black Box Voting, the right-wing pundits were eerily silent despite issue after issue with these unaccountable machines. I suppose it is all ok with them so long as the vote tally companies are for their candidate.
But the recent acquisition of one of the larger voting machine tally companies, SOE, by Spanish private investment firm, SCYTL has caused the right-wing blogosphere to explode in a panic. Now it was not their side counting the votes, it was some foreign company. Then they began proclaiming George Soros was in control of the election. Of course even a casual look over SCYTL’s investor page reveals no ties to Soros, his managers, or any of his funds. The closest tie I could find to Soros is that one of SCYTL’s investors, Spinnaker SCR, also has invested in one of Sir Richard Branson’s ventures, and a rumor persists that Soros has purchased a flight into space on Virgin Galactic.