Can you imagine the hullabaloo if Barack Obama’s second cousin twice removed had bought the voting machines that will be used in Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, Washington and Colorado for this election? Goodness sake, Rush Limbaugh would quivering blubber himself to death. Which, if you think about it, might be kinda fun to watch. In all honesty we had a blue ribbon prize hog at the county fair that was daintier than Rush.
Anyway, back to the hullabaloo.
It appears that Tagg Romney, the prissy little spoiled brat who wants to fight the President, has figure out that he who counts the votes always wins the election.
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.
Now ain’t that just the damnest thing you’ve ever seen? These guys take their plutocracy very seriously.
Thanks to Kathleen, Martha, and Ralph for the heads up.