Friday, October 19, 2012

Tagg Romney Invested in Ohio Electronic Voting Machines

/From Politicol News

Oct. 18, 2012  If the Romney’s can’t win legally, they’ll take over Ohio’s electronic voting machines through investments, a direct conflict of interest in a contentious state in this election.
The new owners of Ohio’s voting machines under the brand name HART Intercivic is none other than Tagg Romney the son of one of the candidates Mitt Romney. In recent weeks Tagg has taken a more “active role in his father’s campaign management” but when you look further, he also has a major problem with that role.
By virtue of conflict of interest alone, this role should be investigated by the DOJ preferably involving the addition of the FBI, Homeland Security and the CIA to ensure this connection will not endanger the vote in Ohio and other states.
After all isn’t the security of an election both state and federal authorities responsibility to ensure the election is not stolen, tampered, or results altered?
Tagg Romney and Hart InterCivic Voting Machines -Oct 18/2012
Tagg Romney the heir to the Romney fortunes (through Vulture Capitalism) is a chip off the old block and his dad scored big destroying American jobs through leveraging profitable US companies. Unfortunately for the employees of these companies they lost their jobs to cheaper labor in China sweat factories.
In 2008, after Romney lost the 2008 bid for President, it was all clear for Mitt Romney’s son Tagg Romney to invest in a company called Solamere Capital which is a direct subsidiary of Allen Stanford’s Bank and investment companies.
Allen Stanford was sentenced to 110 years in jail for one of the biggest  8 billion dollar ponzi scheme. The funds were never recovered for investors, and the SEC has never said Tagg Romney was not under investigation for his investments thereafter.
Tagg Romney tapped into Mitt Romney’s Rolodex of wealthy associates, political donors, wealthy investors and in particular Mitt Romney’s campaign fundraiser:  Spencer Zwick.
The 10 million seed funds funds were said to have come from one of Ann Romney’s Blind Family Trust accounts which aren’t so blind after all. That seed money was also in the name of Mitt Romney and profits were made through this investment when Mitt partnered with his number one son.
The Voting Machine Connection to Ohio and Romney Family Investments
Bain Capital, Solamere Capital both of which are major investments for both Mitt and Tagg Romney are connected to many private equity investments.
As Lee Fang points out in his detailed analysis of the Romney investments
“Many of these private equity–owned companies rely on federal and state contracts, from HIG Capital’s Hart Intercivic, a voting machine company, to EnviroFoam Technologies, a biological and chemical decontamination firm that does business with the US military and is owned by Peterson Partners, a private equity firm listed in the Solamere prospectus.”
Solarmere’s tangled web of investments now includes Hart Intercivic voting machines which will be used in Cincinnati Ohio says Truth Out which could guarantee Mitt Romney the White House.
The Problem with Electronic Voting Machines- They Are Easily Hacked
Previous elections
The State of Ohio is Ground Zero for the White House, in particular Hamilton County a repeat of the George Bush election in 2004 would be devastating to the Obama campaign.
“The widespread use of electronic voting machines from ES&S, and of Diebold software maintained by Triad, allowed Blackwell to electronically flip a 4% Kerry lead to a 2% Bush victory in the dead of election night.
ES&S, Diebold and Triad were all owned or operated by Republican partisans.
In election 2004, the shift of more than 300,000 votes after 12:20 am election night was a virtual statistical impossibility. It was engineered by Michael Connell, an IT specialist long affiliated with the Bush Family. Blackwell gave Connell’s Ohio-based GovTech the contract to count Ohio’s votes, which was done on servers housed in the Old Pioneer Bank Building in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Thus the Ohio vote tally was done on servers that also carried the e-mail for Karl Rove and the national Republican Party. Connell died in a mysterious plane crash in December, 2008, after being subpoenaed in the King-Lincoln-Bronzeville federal lawsuit focused on how the 2004 election was decided (disclosure: we were attorney and plaintiff in that suit).
The fact that the State of Ohio is now run by Republicans, the voting machines by republican operatives and keenly related to the Romney Family spells out:  A Department of Justice Investigation now, not after the election.
All voting machines should be securely monitored because they are really easy to hack into by anyone including the parties that have a big stake in winning on November 6, 2012.
We showed this in our previous articles:  The Hacking of Your Vote and Democracy July 8, 2012
Oct. 28, 2006
Oct. 5, 2012 RT Television
“According to a study, Diebold voting machines can easily be hacked and could alter the outcome of an election. So what can we do to stop this from happening? Roger Johnston, a member of the vulnerability asset team for Argonne National Lab and Howard University Professor, Wilmer J. Leon, give us there take on the issue.”
Contact the: Ohio Democrat Office

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