Think about it: Former Governor Mitt Romney, the GOP Presidential candidate against President Barack Obama, is, along with his family, an investor in a firm that makes the voting machines currently used in a key battleground state: Ohio.
According to Lee Fang of The Nation, and also the work of Gerry Bello, Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman of The Free Press, Mitt Romney and his son Tagg (the same who said he wanted to “take a swing” at the President of The United States last week) along with Mitt’s chief fundraiser, Spencer Zwick, formed an investment organization called Solamere Capital. In turn, one of Solamere’s partners is HIG Capital, which invests in over 200 firms. It’s HIG Capital who’s investment is in Hart Intercivic, the United States’ third largest maker of voting machines used in Colorado, Hawaii, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas.
This news has caught the attention of even the conservative-by-reputation Forbes. Forbes’ Rick Ungar reports that the voting machines made by Hart were the focus of claims of “easily susceptible to chicanery that could alter the results of an election.”
In Mitt Romney’s favor, one wound think.
Is anyone surprised its not illegal for a person running for office to have a major investment in a voting machines company? Or is it legal?