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Voting Machine Tampering..
Last comment by sebekm 1 year, 5 months ago.

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This is what you call stealing the VOTE.

Tagg Romney, the son of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has purchased electronic voting machines that will be used in the 2012 elections in Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, Washington and Colorado.

"Late last month, Gerry Bello and Bob Fitrakis at FreePress.org broke the story of the Mitt Romney/Bain Capital investment team involved in H.I.G. Capital which, in July of 2011, completed a "strategic investment" to take over a fair share of the Austin-based e-voting machine company Hart Intercivic," according to independent journalist Brad Friedman.

But Friedman is not the only one to discover the connection between the Romney family, Bain Capital, and ownership of voting machines.

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."

Both The Nation and New York Times confirm the connection between the Romney family, Solamere and the Bain Capital investment in the voting machine company, Hart Intercivic, whose board of directors serve H.I.G. Capital.

"Mitt Romney, his wife Ann Romney, and their son Tagg Romney are also invested in H.I.G. Capital, as is Mitt's brother G. Scott Romney.

The investment comes in part through the privately held family equity firm called Solamere, which bears the name of the posh Utah ski community where the Romney family retreats to slide down the slopes." Truth out added.

There are also political connections between Solamere and the Romney's. "Matt Blunt, the former Missouri governor who backed Mr. Romney in 2008, is a senior adviser to Solamere, as is Mitt Romney’s brother, Scott, a lawyer," according to the New York Times.

Voter ID and voter fraud have been a top issues in the 2012 race, as have claims of Republican voter suppression. Mr. Romney's campaign has also been the subject of controversy over misleading ads, false claims, sketchy math on his tax plan, and overall vagueness on women's rights and other hot button issues.

Raising further questions of legitimacy in the Romney campaign is an audio recording recently made public, where Mitt Romney is heard asking independent business owners to apply pressure to their employees to influence their votes. What has also been made public are the emails those employers have sent to their employees with an implied threat that if they don't vote for Romney they may lose their jobs.

What it all says is that Mitt Romney, with the help of his family and Bain Capital connections, is more than willing to try to take the White House through illegitimate and highly unethical, if not specifically illegal means.

With each passing day, the character and campaign methods of Mitt Romney cast an ever-darker shadow over free and fair American elections.

Yet there is an irony in the Romney campaign that cannot be ignored. For all the noise the right-wing has made in questioning the legitimacy of Obama's presidency, there have been so many questionable efforts made to help put Romney in the White House, if he wins, there should be great dispute over whether his election could ever be called genuinely illegitimate.

The nagging question is why, if Mr. Romney truly has the qualities that American voters want in their president, does he have to go to such great and questionable lengths to try to win the election.


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sebekm commented on Saturday, Oct 20, 2012 at 14:02 PM

"Connection" does not equal "tampering." Obama comes from Illinois - and the voting practices there I know very well. On election day in Chicago, the dead rise from the grave to vote Democratic and their rallying cry is "vote early and often."

The Dems are facing charges of voter fraud all around the country:

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20...

http://newmediajournal.us/indx.php/it...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/...

http://www.fox16.com/news/local/story...

...and the list goes on and on...FOR BOTH SIDES.

In this election, IT'S THE ECONOMY. Nothing will distract the voters from that fact.

Funkentelecky commented on Saturday, Oct 20, 2012 at 14:51 PM

Politics, the economy is the issue of the day; however if you want to play let’s address a symbolic lie by the President himself. He is clearly 2 people you have Obama1 and Obama 2. On May 24, 2007 Obama 1 voted against the Stafford Act. This bill would waive the requirement of 10% of the revenue needed for repair of Katrina damage in New Orleans like the feds did in NY for 9/11. See HR2206 below:

http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/12952

Now 12 days later on June 5th 2007 Obama 2 gave a speech at Hampton University a traditional black college in Virginia telling the people that New Orleans didn’t get the waiver and insinuating it was based on race in a phony dialect. See the video below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTNFC9...

Politics, I can give you even more lies too!

PoliticsNation commented on Saturday, Oct 20, 2012 at 15:13 PM

Don't insult the community with data from 2007 Funketelecky...and sebekem don't quote data from Fox....I'm gone for another few weeks..until we meet again..

Funkentelecky commented on Saturday, Oct 20, 2012 at 18:50 PM

Politics, you are in over your head with legitimate debate when you lose focus and try to tell people who have a grasp of the issues what they can comment about. Remind me of our President, picking winners and losers instead of promoting free market principles for all to prosper!

PoliticsNation commented on Saturday, Oct 20, 2012 at 19:25 PM

I'm not over my head but your comparing apples and oranges..2007 news and yesterday news don't compare. However, your right...I shouldn't tell people who to follow or read...In the end you and I have one thing in common...we want was best for the country and we love America..Glad we can agree to disagree...

Funkentelecky commented on Sunday, Oct 21, 2012 at 15:01 PM

There you go again Politics, now you are saying that it’s ok for a sitting U.S Senator to lie to constituents and violating his integrity in the process.
Mitt Romney said the President went two weeks before calling the attack in Libya “An Act of Terror” and that is a true statement. Candy Crowley had no business intervening and saying that he did, when he actually didn’t. Obama didn’t want to go there when he said to Romney”Proceed Governor “Then she recanted her statement later.
Here is his exact statement"No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIxjz5...

That is a general statement and doesn’t address the 9/11 attacks directly, now that’s another example of Obama 1 and Obama 2, he can’t have it both ways.
Here is Crowley afterwards setting the record straight, the liberal media has and always will protect this President regardless if he’s right or wrong. He has an issue in regards to integrity. Read the transcript below the video Mitt Romney was right.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axz8Cc...

PoliticsNation commented on Sunday, Oct 21, 2012 at 15:59 PM

"There you go again Politics" I love that famous quote from Ronald Regan"..I'm excited so too much want bother to me..were back in the game!! New Polls out today show us back on track...

Funkentelecky commented on Sunday, Oct 21, 2012 at 16:48 PM

What about a President with integrity and personal responsibility; he blames everyone else for his failure to lead. Hillary Clinton taking the heat for Libya terror act that killed our US Ambassador who asked for more protection.

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 at 07:10 AM

Regardless of which side you might be on at least it is a race this time.

Four years ago there was not much hope for anyone who was not totally liberal.

It might take a long nose to win this one.

Oh well there is always the possibility of a candidate adopting the Pinocchio factor.

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 at 12:17 PM

...and the candidate who does that best is OBAMA. After all - he's had four years of practice.

As for HRC taking the blame - she is one of the few in this administration who accepts responsiblity for ANYTHNG that is negative. The rest of them are quick to take credit, but when something goes wrong ON THEIR WATCH they blame Bush, blame the Republicans, blame the Tea Party, blame the Supreme Court, blame an "uninformed" population, blame God (by kicking him/her out of their party platform), blame Rush Limburger, and I'm sure they would blame every Republican president since Abraham Lincoln if they thought it would sell.


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