Company Linked To Romney Owns Voting Machines In Ohio And Colorado

Are you ready for this?

Voting machines in the critical states of Ohio and Colorado are owned by a company that has extensive connections to the Romney family. Oh, and the same machines will also be used in Texas, Oklahoma and Washington.

Truth out reports:

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.

This is terrifying news.

Voter ID, voter fraud and Republican voter suppression have already emerged as controversial issues in the 2012 race. In addition, Romney’s campaign has been accused of using misleading ads, coming up with fake math for his tax plan and of course, suffering from “Romnesia.”

Then there are the audio recordings that were made public recently, in which Mitt Romney asks independent business owners to put pressure on the employees to make sure they vote for him, which would be “in their best interest.” And of course there are those emails from employers to their employees that imply they might lose their jobs if they don’t vote for Romney.

If all that were not enough, now we have a voting machine scandal. Are we really living in the 21st century?

But there’s more alarming news about those voting machines, from Truth Out:

They are especially crucial in Ohio, without which no Republican candidate has ever won the White House. In 2004, in the dead of election night, an electronic swing of more than 300,000 votes switched Ohio from the John Kerry column to George W. Bush, giving him a second term. A virtual statistical impossibility, the 6-plus% shift occurred between 12:20 and 2am election night as votes were being tallied by a GOP-controlled information technology firm on servers in a basement in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In defiance of a federal injunction, 56 of Ohio’s 88 counties destroyed all election records, making a recount impossible. Ohio’s governor and secretary of state in 2004 were both Republicans, as are the governors and secretaries of state in nine key swing states this year.

Whatever happened to free and fair elections? As if Citizens United were not bad enough for a country that calls itself a democracy, now we have the spectacle of Mitt Romney using his family and Bain Capital connections, in fact using whatever means possible, ethical or not, to become President.

If Romney really is such a great and trustworthy leader, why does he need to employ all these extreme measures to try and win this race? This is quite simply corruption, and it makes me very afraid.

You can watch the video here:


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Rafael Zambrana
Rafael Z5 years ago


Gotta read the entire article HERE

ORCA: Why the Pro-Romney Vote Fraud Did Not Materialize

The purge of so many Romney supporters from the intelligence community and from the military may explain why the expected computer-generated Republican election fraud failed to materialize in the expected dimensions in so many states. Tagg Romney and his associates, many of them investors in Bain Capital, had notoriously bought control of voting machines in almost a score of states, including Ohio. What frustrated the design to steal the election? Perhaps this operation was disrupted and aborted by investigations conveniently timed and targeting some of the main pro-Romney intelligence and military figures in the rogue network.

The answer may also be related to the apparent failure of ORCA, Romney’s data-mining and data management operation, which was supposed to help GOP volunteers get out the vote, but which may have possessed additional and more sinister dimensions. But, as David Gewirtz of ZDNet wrote on November 13, ORCA “got harpooned. ORCA beached. It flopped. It died in the sun. It failed oh-so-bad.” And with it failed the hope of Romney’s backers that they could seize the White House.

The current scandals are extraordinary because they cast light on the rogue network or invisible government of the United States, a topic which is usually strictly tabo

William Koeppen
William Koeppen5 years ago

Poor Dumb Diana,,,,
Do you have any Idea Who Owns The Company ,That put the voting machines in,, maybe you need more schooling, 3rd grade ed don't get it !!!!!!!!!!!!

Diana P.
Diana P5 years ago

LMAO... If people honestly thinks these machines are owned by anyone I have a Golden Bridge in San Francisco I'll sell cheap. They are owned by the STATE. Last I heard George Soros was going to count the votes in Spain. I no more believe that then the man in the moon. We may have had a man ON the moon but he sure isn't there now. You can't believe what's on the web. I am a republican and I don't fall for this BS from any blog or news sites.

Linda McKellar
Past Member 5 years ago

The latest propaganda by the Limbaugh is that the Democrats "will cheat to steal the election" by saying the Republicans "will cheat to steal the election". I really don't trust any of them. What a fu@k-up the US is! Nothing like preparing excuses to cover your ass in case a loss or win. I think voting machines are totally susceptible to cheating. ANY computer programme can be manipulated and likely will be with so much at stake. The US election process is pathetically corrupt regardless of the final outcome.

Paul B.
Paul B5 years ago

It's funny now that we look at the voting in the swing states of Ohio and NC are having problems... people voting for Romney, but the voting machine automatically changes the vote to Obama. Here is an interesting article about it. I guess these machines weren't Tagg's... as if that would have mattered.

It's just funny how the Dems throw accusations around with no proof whatsoever... purely speculative, then the real problem seems to lie with their attempts at cheating, not the Reps.

AND... Dem attempts at voter intimidation, fraudulently in FL. Check this out!!!

Pat L.
Patricia L5 years ago

Pat L. - PART 2

Diebold, ES&S and Triad were all owned or operated by Republican partisans. A thought: When you go in to the voting booth, take your phone and take a picture of the paper ballot that shows whom you voted for. At least you'll have that proof if these machines somehow change your vote or erase it.

Pat L.
Patricia L5 years ago

We have known about this for months, if not years. Why have so many Democratic politicians been ignorant about this? I listen to Progressive Talk Radio and am amazed when this is brought up and Democrats say they know nothing about this gross conflict of interest. I signed a petition to have the DOJ (are you there Eric Holder?) look into this prior to the election, but have heard nothing at all. The Robmeys have been planning this for years; Willard has been trying to get into the White House for over 20 years, and not as a guest. Apparently, Mormons have no rules about lying, cheating, walking over the bodies of the dwindling working class--whatever it takes to buy this election. At this point, it's silly to call it an election; it's a sale to the highest bidder. I agree that Robmey should be dumped and Paul Ryan with him. They are conniving, lying plunderers with their own agenda, which in Romney's case, sounds dangerously like starting WWIII. We can't let this snake get away with anything. Where are the Attorneys General of these states: 238 counties in Texas, Hawaii, Washington, Oklahoma and many counties in Ohio are using eSlate and ePollbook, machines made by HARTInterCivic, which Tagg ("I want to punch Obama in the face") Romney owns. These machines are famous for glitches, counting errors and failures. They are the same machines that came from Diebold that electronically flipped a Kerry 4% lead to a 2% Bush victory in the dead of election night. Note: Di

Lee Witton
5 years ago

Absolutely Michael! I think we've have reached the point in our society, after having such fraud perpetrated by the right, that there won't be a time from here on where there won't have to be at least qualified, either bi-partisan or an equal number of checkers representing each party on the ballots.
I was listening to the Thom Hartmann show today and a caller who puts locks on doors that have been foreclosed on, brought up an interesting point about the polling. He said that so many people have become delinquent on accounts or defaulted on autos and homes, when people show up at their door doing election surveys, or call their land lines or wireless phones, individuals aren't answering for fear it is a bill collector. He said they go to so many homes each day and many of the homes have activity, like music or talking inside the home and everything becomes quiet when they ring the doorbell or knock. I think this is an extremely plausible scenario for the numbers. People with money are taking the calls, poor people or those having credit problems because of the economy are more than likely, not.

Judy Moran
Judy M5 years ago

I personally think Romney/Ryan should be disqualified. They're not fit to run this country!! Who in their right mind wants anyone this deceitful in office anyhow?!?! Do these religious nuts not have an ounce of integrity, dignity, or self respect? It's obvious that the GOP will go to any extreme to get what they want. They're overflowing with greed! They're crooks!

JACarlton Author
jill c5 years ago

Patricia G - Loved the vid! Thanks for the link!