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2012/10/22-12/4 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:54511 Activity:nil
10/22   "Romney Family Investment Ties To Voting Machine Company That Could
        Decide The Election Causing Concern"
        http://www.csua.org/u/y1y (news.yahoo.com)
        "There have already been complaints that broken machines were not
        being quickly replaced in precincts that tend to lean Democratic and
        now, word is coming in that there may be some software issues."
        \_ It won't be close enough to matter.
           \_ Just curious; which way do you see it swinging?
              \_ Obama will solidly win Ohio and with it, the election.
                 Romney might win the popular vote, but it won't matter.
                 \_ So it'll be the reverse of Election 2000.
                    \_ Maybe. More likely Obama will barely win popular
                       vote. I think Nate Silver is as good as it gets.
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Romney Family Investment Ties To Voting Machine Company That Could Decide The Election Causing Concern It's 3:00 am on November 7, 2012. With the painfully close presidential election now down to who wins the battleground state of Ohio, no network dares to call the race and risk repeating the mistakes of 2000 when a few networks jumped the gun on picking a winner. There have already been complaints that broken machines were not being quickly replaced in precincts that tend to lean Democratic and now, word is coming in that there may be some software issues. The network political departments get busy and, in short order, discover that the machines used in Hamilton County, Ohio--the county home of Cincinnati-- are supplied by Hart Intercivic, a national provider of voting systems in use in a wide variety of counties scattered throughout the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Colorado and Ohio. A quick Internet search reveals that there may be reason for concern. A test conducted in 2007 by the Ohio Secretary of State revealed that five of the electronic voting systems the state was looking to use in the upcoming 2008 presidential election had failed badly, each easily susceptible to chicanery that could alter the results of an election. As reported in the New York Times, "At polling stations, teams working on the study were able to pick locks to access memory cards and use hand-held devices to plug false vote counts into machines. At boards of election, they were able to introduce malignant software into servers." We learn that one of the companies whose machines had failed was none other than Hart Intercivic. With television time to fill and no ability to declare a winner so that the long night's broadcast can be brought to a close, the staffs keep digging for relevant information to keep the attention of their viewers--and that is when it gets very real. 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This, despite the fact that they represent 40 percent of the full board of directors of a company whose independent, disinterested and studiously non-partisan status in any election taking place on their voting machines would seemingly be a no brainer'. Interestingly, Mr Bohl lists himself as an investor at HIG Capital for his Romney contributions but his far smaller donation to Obama was done as "Jeff Bohl, self-employed innkeeper". 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" While the Cincinnati scenario is --at this point--fiction, the rest of this story is all too true, including the part where the voting machines to be used in Hamilton County will be those provided by Hart Intercivic. And while I am not suggesting conspiracies or that anyone would get involved in any foul play here, most particularly the GOP candidate for President, how is it possible that so many people could exercise so much bad judgment? The sanctity of voting in America is supposed to be one of our most important virtues. So concerned are we with a clean' process that James O'Keefe has made a career entrapping, video taping and destroying those sympathetic to Democratic Party candidates and causes who cross the line when it comes to the voting process. If Mr O'Keefe can legitimately expose someone engaging in voter fraud, he most certainly should call them out. So, why would these individuals who serve on the board of directors of Hart Intercivic go out of their way to make a contribution to any political candidate given the critical importance of their company remaining above reproach when it comes to the political process? And why would those who run the company that owns Hart Intercivic be giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to a political candidate? And why would a political candidate and his family have a financial relationship with a company that owns a chunk of the voting machine company that will be counting the actual votes given to that political candidate or his opponent? Keith Olbermann was suspended from his job at MSNBC for donating a couple hundred bucks to a local candidate that was a friend of his. Because his employer required that journalists at the network stay free of having given such contributions to any candidate for all the obvious reasons. Is it really too much to ask that those who control the voting machines that record and count the votes of our elections be held to at least the same standard? Hopefully, everything will go swimmingly in Cincinnati on Election Day. And, if it doesn't, it will no doubt be the result of honest error. Yet, because of this uncomfortable chain of ownership, we now find ourselves with one more headache among the many headaches that accompany the important work of choosing an American president and believing that the process was a fair one--particularly when such an election comes down to a very few votes as may well be the case on Election Day, 2012. You couldn't donate all those hundreds of thousands to charity rather than put it into political contributions so that your fellow countrymen would have no reason to ever doubt or question the results of so important an election--or any election for that matter, even if it's the choice of a county dogcatcher? 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