Romney Ties to Voting Machines Threaten 2012 Election

Could a voting machine company with deep financial ties to the Romney family help Republicans steal the presidential election in Ohio?

It could happen. If this year’s presidential election comes down to the electoral votes in Ohio, the deciding votes could be cast on electronic voting machines manufactured by a company – Hart Intercivic – with deep financial ties to the Romney family.

Hart Intercivic is majority owned by H.I.G. Capital which controls two of the five seats on the Hart Intercivic board. An investment fund with deep ties to the Romney family and the Mitt Romney for president campaign, H.I.G. Capital was founded by Tony Tamer, a major bundler for the Romney campaign, and it is one of the largest partners of Solamere Capital, an investment fund founded by Tagg Romney and Spencer Zwick, Mitt Romney’s chief fundraiser from the 2008 presidential campaign. This makes the Romney family part owner of the voting machine company, through it’s interest in H.I.G. Capital.

A 2007 study conducted by Ohio’s Secretary of State showed that Hart Intercivic’s touch screen voting machines could be easily corrupted.

I just signed a petition telling the Department of Justice to not let Republicans steal the election in Ohio with Romney-owned voting machines. Click on the link below to find out more and sign the petition.

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Exposé: Mitt Ponzi Romney Wants to Repeal Financial Reform

As we’ve listened to the GOP Presidential candidates, all we’ve heard is that “Obamacare” and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act just have to be repealed if America is to recover from all the damage that’s been done by the Obama Administration.  HUH?  It seems to me, President Obama inherited the financial mess from the Bush Administration, and the Republicans in Congress are doing every conceivable thing they can to prevent President Obama from fixing the mess they got us into in the first place.

And according to ThinkProgress this morning, one of those GOP Candidates — none other than the GOP front-runner, Mitt Romney — profitted from loose or non-existent regulations and potentially fraudulent activities by three of his associates.

“Mitt Romney, his son Tagg, and Romney’s chief fundraiser, Spencer Zwick, have extensive financial and political ties to three men who allegedly participated in an $8.5 billion Ponzi scheme. A few months after the Ponzi scheme collapsed, a firm financed by Mitt Romney and run by his son and chief fundraiser partnered with the three men and created a new “wealth management business” as a subsidiary.”

“The revelation about Romney’s ties to the Stanford ponzi scheme unmask the risks associated with removing new investor protections. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform law, a reform Romney says he will repeal if he wins the presidency, attempts to address future Ponzi schemes by enacting new protections for whistleblowers to alert authorities when they find evidence of fraud. The law also creates a new Investor Advocate and Investor Advisory Committee within the Securities and Exchange Commission to detect and investigate future Ponzi schemes.”

The graphic detailing the Ponzi scheme transactions to Romney, his son and his chief fundraiser (Spencer Zwick) is shown below.  To read the full article and all the details … go here to read it on ThinkProgress.