Romney family buys Ohio voting machines via Bain Capital

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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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6 Responses:

  1. Doug says:

    This is why we need 'Voter fraud is a crime' billboards in Ohio

    • skreidle says:

      Of course it is, but it's also a red herring -- there's approximately no intentional fraud committed by American voters, historically, approximately ever. Vote-counting fraud, on the other hand...

  2. Carol Adami says:

    There should be an IMMEDIATE INJUNCTION prohibiting use of voting machines owned/operated by any candidate for public office. Talk about VOTER FRAUD - what at we doing here in the U S A?