GES was formed on February 25, 2015, provides comprehensive technology-enabled paper absentee/mail ballot and online election services to organizations such as craft and trade organizations, labor unions, political parties, co-operatives and housing organizations, associations and professional societies, universities, and political organizations.
GES has developed proprietary election software for a data storage and retrieval registration system to determine voter eligibility and prevent duplicate votes with In-Person digital signature capture, as well as proprietary election software for scanning/tabulation utilizing advanced OMR/OCR/Barcode imaging software featuring de-skewing, de-speckling and image correction. This system provides 3 types of audit capabilities. The hardware includes high-speed optical scanners that are hard lined to a computer with all Wi-Fi disabled so the entire tabulation process occurs offline, eliminating the opportunity for hacking.
GES is also working with multiple vendors and has made investments in companies who are developing Blockchain Technology for a data storage and retrieval registration system; tabulation of paper Absentee/Mail Ballots; and Internet voting.
The Company has also signed a letter of Intent to acquire the assets of Election Services Solutions including all clients, contracts and employment contracts. This asset purchase is currently pending.LEARN MORE
On May 20th, 2015 the Company incorporated a new wholly owned entity in the State of Delaware called “GAHI Acquisition Corp.” This entity was incorporated at the time to be the merger subsidiary for the acquisition of Blockchain Technologies Corp. (BTC) and other software system development.
On May 20, 2015 the Company entered into an agreement and plan of merger with BTC. Under this agreement, BTC would have merged with GAHI Acquisition, and GAHI Acquisition, would have been the surviving corporation. As consideration for the merger, the Company was to reserve a number of shares equal to 1/3 the total issued and outstanding of the Company to be issued to BTC shareholders at closing. On October 20, 2015, the parties agreed to extend the closing date of the merger to December 15, 2015. This agreement expired on December 15, 2015.
Concurrently, on October 20, 2015, the Company paid $125,000 in cash to BTC and issued to Nikolaos Spanos 1,377,398 of its common shares and 1,993,911 warrants to purchase its common shares at the exercise price of $.10 per common share with an exercise period of three years. The warrants have expired. The common shares and warrants were issued for the purchase of 1,000,000 common shares of BTC. Said common shares of BTC represented ten percent (10%) of the outstanding equity in BTC on October 20, 2015. The securities issued by the Company were issued pursuant to an exemption from registration under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933. There has been no further activity in GAHI Acquisition Corp.
On March 28, 2017 the United States Patent Office issued patents to BTC covering Election Intellectual Property, US Patent #9,608,829, Issued March 28, 2017. As an equity shareholder in BTC only, GAHC and GES have not used the BTC US Patent. Any use of the patent would require a new negotiation, and new contract with BTC.
On November 19, 2019, the Company incorporated a new wholly owned entity in the State of Delaware called Tidewater Energy Group Inc. The Board of Directors appointed John S. Matthews and Jason Old as Board members. The Company was formed to explore opportunities in the oil, gas, mineral and energy business. Tidewater Energy Group Inc. has 40,000,000 common shares authorized; par value $0.001. There are currently 10,000,000 common shares issued and outstanding of which the Company holds 5,100,000 common shares (51%). The Company invested $50,000 into Tidewater Energy Group Inc. for general capital and administrative expenses in January 2020.
A blockchain is a public decentralized digital distributed ledger that verifies, processes, and record all transactions across thousands of nodes simultaneously. In the case of election votes, all voting transaction results are broadcast to a network of subscribing nodes, and each node updates its own copy of the ledger with the new transactions. Once a new group of transactions is verified, a block is created and added to the blockchain. All transactions posted to the ledger are publicly visible and verifiable based on previous blocks. Essentially, blockchain is a ledger that anyone can add things to but no one can remove anything from. This creates a certain and verifiable record.
The blockchain adds another level of security and transparency to the voting process. Blockchain technology is secure and essentially hack proof. Since the blockchain relies on a distributed, global web of nodes that validate each transaction and communicate with the whole network, the ability to change any votes or tabulated results are impossible. Therefore, the blockchain provides voters with anonymity and security while ensuring the integrity of each casted vote. Through the use of this technology, higher trust in voting results, especially with online and mobile app voting, is now a reality.