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If you can’t buy the votes…invest in the voting machines.

November 3, 2012

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I doubt if this will get any traction but I posted this with several tv stations and newspapers here in Ohio. I’d like to believe that everything is above board but with what the GOP bastards did in 2000 and 2004, I wouldn’t put anything past them. Especially since there are so many players from the last administration involved with this campaign. At least this time the democrats are on the lookout for any irregularities and the GOP realizes that they are being watched and think twice before trying to pull a fast one.

This is the post.

Is anyone investigating or have investigated reports of members of the Romney family being investors in the company that owns the voting machines that will be used here in Ohio and elsewhere?
I’m not saying anything shady could happen. It’s just that it could seem like everything isn’t on the up and up. Maybe I’m wrong but IMO candidates or their families shouldn’t have any kind of vested interested in the companies that count the votes in the election that they are running in.
Here are a few links. I don’t really expect to see or hear much if anything about it since there is so much advertising money involved but at least I put it out there.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/10/20/romney-family-investment-ties-to-voting-machine-company-that-could-decide-the-election-causes-concern/
http://truth-out.org/news/item/12204-does-the-romney-family-now-own-your-e-vote

 

It turns out that Hart Intercivic is owned, in large part, by H.I.G. Capital—a large investment fund with billions of dollars under management—that was founded by a fellow named Tony Tamer. While nobody is clear just how much H.I.G. owns of Hart Intercivic, we do learn that H.I.G. employees hold at least two of the five Hart Intercivic board seats.

A little more digging turns up a few tidbits of data than soon become ‘the story’.

Tony Tamer, H.I.G.’s founder, turns out to be a major bundler for the Mitt Romney campaign, along with three other directors of H.I.G. who are also big-time money raisers for Romney.

Indeed, as fate would have it, two of those directors, Douglas Berman and Brian Schwartz, were actually in attendance at the now infamous “47 percent” fundraiser in Boca Raton, Florida.

With that news, voters everywhere start to get this queasy feeling in the pits of their stomach.

But wait—if you’re feeling a bit ill now, you’ll want to get the anti-acids ready to go because it’s about get really strange.

To everyone’s amazement, we learn that two members of the Hart Intercivic board of directors, Neil Tuch and Jeff Bohl, have made direct contributions to the Romney campaign. This, despite the fact that they represent 40 percent of the full board of directors of a company whose independent, disinterested and studiously non-partisan status in any election taking place on their voting machines would seemingly be a ‘no brainer’.

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MUCH more:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/10/20/romney-family-investment-ties-to-voting-machine-company-that-could-decide-the-election-causes-concern/

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http://truth-out.org/news/item/12204-does-the-romney-family-now-own-your-e-vote

Through a closely held equity fund called Solamere, Mitt Romney and his wife, son and brother are major investors in an investment firm called H.I.G. Capital. H.I.G. in turn holds a majority share and three out of five board members in Hart Intercivic, a company that owns the notoriously faulty electronic voting machines that will count the ballots in swing state Ohio November 7. Hart machines will also be used elsewhere in the United States.

In other words, a candidate for the presidency of the United States, and his brother, wife and son, have a straight-line financial interest in the voting machines that could decide this fall’s election. These machines cannot be monitored by the public. But they will help decide who “owns” the White House.

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In Ohio, Romney needs Hamilton County, especially the Cincinnati suburbs, to offset Obama’s edge in Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton. Obama needs to trim Romney’s advantages in the suburbs and southeastern Ohio’s coal country.

http://news.yahoo.com/race-270-may-come-down-106-counties-135724363–election.html

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It gives me hope that others are taking notice and spreading the word about how the rethugs are may be trying to influence the election.

Thanks for visiting.

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