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Forum Post: Romney, Bain tied to Voting Machine Company -- Our Bogus Voting System/Democracy Dept.

Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 13, 2012, 11:29 a.m. EST by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY
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"Owners Of Electronic Voting Machine Company Are Romney Super-Fans

. . . . Hart InterCivic is a national provider of election voting systems that are used in swing-states Ohio and Colorado, . . . Private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, LLC bought out a “significant” portion of Hart in July of 2011, and now the majority of Hart’s board directors are employees of H.I.G. . .

H.I.G., in turn, has ties to Bain & Co. and Mitt Romney directly"

http://www.thedailydolt.com/2012/10/10/former-bain-employees-own-voting-machine-company-used-in-swing-states/

"Vote counting company tied to Romney" http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2012/4725

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[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

The key to this issue is simple -
is there an auditable paper generated as people vote to verify the machine

[-] 1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

and random audits.

[-] 2 points by gsw (2877) 1 year ago

The crimes of history repeat for Non-informed citizenry.

That's why people need to know the importance of history.

http://freepress.org/columns/display/3/2012/1947

[-] 1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

No kidding. Great article.

From your site: "Electronic voting machines are perfectly designed to steal elections. That's their principle purpose. Ireland has just gotten rid of them altogether. Germany, Japan, Canada, Switzerland all use paper ballots. Why? Because you can actually count them in public, and then count them again.

But here in the US, elections are corporate-owned and operated."

There is no democracy without an open, transparent, trust-inspiring vote. I don't understand why this issue isn't huge. We can be as engaged and work as hard as we want for the candidate of our choice but if there's no honest count (and there's not) it's an exercise in futility.

[-] 1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

I think we are now a banana-republic.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

The 7 degrees of Romney continue....

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Sounds like Romney is full of much shady stuff. They hired a consulting firm that got in trouble for fraudulent voter registration & had gotten in trouble before as well.

Repubs can only win if they cheat it seems.