Corruption: Bain-Controlled Company Owns 2012 Voting Machines

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posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 07:45 PM
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Hart InterCivic is a national provider of election voting systems that are used in swing-states Ohio and Colorado, as well as in states we don’t really care about so much because we already know how they’ll turn out (e.g., Texas, Oklahoma, and Hawaii). 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. (It’s not entirely clear how much of the voting machine company H.I.G. owns, but the financial advisors responsible for the transaction state that “Hart Intercivic was acquired by HIG Capital.”)

H.I.G., in turn, has close ties to Bain Capital and Mitt Romney directly:

H.I.G. was founded by Tony Tamer, a former Bain employee and bundler for Mitt Romney’s campaign.

Of H.I.G.’s 22 American directors, 21 donated to Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. One person made no political donations at all; one person donated to both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama; the remaining 20 directors donated exclusively to Mitt Romney in 2012. (See below for links to donations.)

Of these 22 American directors, seven of them (nearly one-third) are former Bain employees.

Four of H.I.G.’s directors, Tony Tamer, John Bolduc, Douglas Berman, and Brian D. Schwartz, are Romney bundlers along with former Bain and H.I.G. manager Brian Shortsleeve.
Two of H.I.G.’s managing directors, Douglas F. Berman and Brian D. Schwartz, were present at the $50,000 per plate fundraiser where Mitt Romney made his notorious ”47%” comments.
H.I.G. employees currently make up the majority of the Hart InterCivic’s five-member board of directors. Two of these three directors of the voting machine company, Neil Tuch and Jeff Bohl, have donated directly to Mitt Romney’s campaign.
H.I.G. is the 11th largest donor to Mitt Romney’s campaign. H.I.G. employees have given $338,000 to the Romney campaign, outpacing even Bain Capital itself, which gave $268,000.

thedailydolt.com

Ummm indeed. What is going to take to get someone with the ability to do something about what the GOP is doing to our election process, to actually do something?

This is ridiculous!

We've got the GOP crying and whining about voter fraud that never existed yet, they keep getting involved Corporations that either have a conflict of interest or have actually committed election fraud. My god.
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posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 07:50 PM
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So because a company makes voting machines and the owner of that company used to work for Romney's company (Bain) you assume it is a forgone conclusion that they will somehow rig their voting machines and risk losing their livelihood and going to prison?
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posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 07:52 PM
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Diebold did it, so why not? A company was caught red handed last week (maybe two weeks ago) throwing out voter registration forms if they were declared Democrat.



posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 07:53 PM
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Au contraire!



When the Spanish, online voting company SKYTL bought the largest vote processing corporation in the United States, it also acquired the means of manufacturing the outcome of the 2012 election. For SOE, the Tampa based corporation purchased by SKYTL in January supplies the election software which records, counts and reports the votes of Americans in 26 states–900 total jurisdictions–across the nation.



t has also been claimed that SKYTL CEO Pere Valles is a socialist who donated heavily to the 2008 Obama campaign and lived in Chicago during Obama’s time as Illinois State Senator. Unfortunately, given what is known about the character of Barack Obama, such rumors must be taken as serious threats to the integrity of the 2012 vote and the legitimate outcome of the election.


www.coachisright.com...

Evil Gop?

I think not.



posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 07:59 PM
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Originally posted by Kali74
We've got the GOP crying and whining about voter fraud that never existed yet


Pot calling the kettle black?

How about instead of worrying about voting machines (of which connections can be made to either party's candidate), explain to us why you are happy with the last 4 years and believe your candidate deserves another 4 ?

The Dem's candidate cannot and will not run on his RECORD...because it's terrible, and it speaks for itself.



posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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you assume that anybody connected to high level republicans and democrats actually go to prison for any crimes.

it kind of works out that way when your boss owns the head of the justice department and the director of the f.b.i. thru appointments.

think about that.

the agents get a tip that the machines were rigged. the agent tells his superior who writes a report that gets passed on to the director.

the director, who was appointed by the president and is most likely a friend, tells the president thru an advisor.

the president tells the director that this doesn't look to good for us. the director agrees and tells the supervisor to tell the investigating agent to drop it.

the agent, doing his job, follows his orders and moves on to the next case.

no one, apart from a handful of people were even aware of any fraud and keep on believing democracy is alive and well in america.
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posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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Well Kali, as Neo pointed out there is the appearance of impropriety for both sides.

Let's go back to a written ballot that is counted in front of the media and it takes a week to fully count! I am all for that.....or we could just say screw it and let our masters choose the candidate that will bend us over best.
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posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 08:05 PM
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What does me explaining why I'm happy with the past 4 years of my candidate have to do with the thread? And Obama isn't my candidate. I guess that means I'm supposed to cheer-lead for Romney?



posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 08:05 PM
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evil two party system

it is always "the people" who are the ones to pay



posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 08:07 PM
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I agree, we should go back to paper. I don't care if we have to wait a week for results, the new term doesn't go into effect until January 1st anyway. No one should be able to steal the will of the people.



posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 08:21 PM
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How about instead of worrying about voting machines (of which connections can be made to either party's candidate), explain to us why you are happy with the last 4 years and believe your candidate deserves another 4 ?


How bout that makes it twice the reason to worry about it. It's bad enough that 3rd party's can't get in on debates, get little to 0 media coverage, now any vote cast for them can just be tossed out or altered?

Don't worry about it?

UGH!



posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 08:23 PM
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Electoral fraud has been a cornerstone of American politics since at least 1856. and was exemplified by the career of WM "Boss" Tweed".

Speaking to the issue of possible e-malfeasance in an election, the N.I.S.T. has issued the following, revised data.

The good news is that in the Corruption Perception Index The United States ranks 24th worst, out of 184. The bad news is, most western nations scored higher.

Before we had computers to lie about the vote, we had people to do it. Only three times have they ever "counted" off script.

At least with computer fraud we won't have to spend the next 14 months debating "hanging chads"

US Government? COURTESY FLUSH PLEASE.

~Heff



posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 08:28 PM
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I'm still in favour of burning down the system before you're all forced to buy in to it.

Refuse the electronic machines! They'll be the ones in the white house soon!





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