In Ohio, liberals are peddling a false, ridiculous story that some voting machine company with distant ties to Bain and Tagg Romney's private equity firm is planning to somehow fix the election. This came out of Salon
Voting machine provider Hart Intercivic will be counting the votes in various counties in the crucial swing states of Ohio and Colorado and elsewhere throughout the country come November 6 — even though it has extensive corporate ties to the Mitt Romney camp, and even though a study commissioned by the state of Ohio has labeled its voting system a “failure” when it comes to protecting the integrity of elections.The story was rebuked by the George Soros-owned Think Progress. Of course they believe that the GOP is conspiring to rig the election but not via these machines:
Reports of Hart Intercivic’s ties to Romney first surfaced in late September, in a blog post by Gerry Bello and Bob Fitrakis in The Free Press, an Ohio web site which reported that a key investor in Hart was HIG Capital, seven of whose directors were former employees of Bain & Co., a consulting company of which Mitt Romney was once CEO. (Romney left the company in 1984 to co-found a spin-off company, Bain Capital.) HIG Capital announced its investment in Hart on July 6, 2011, just one month after Romney formally announced the launch of his presidential campaign.
The rigged machines myth is not only distracting, but harms the effort to get out the vote. Conservative groups have been promoting vote suppression tactics for a reason: votes count. In Ohio, for instance, despite the Republican Party’s best efforts to restrict early voting hours, voter turnout is on pace to surpass 2008, with Obama leading among people who have already voted. Spreading the myth that the system is so corrupt that these votes don’t matter tells voters they may as well sit out the election.Additionally there is a crazy Mormon attack video creeping up in left wing circles. (I will not embed it).
Folks as I said the other day, this is just the start. If you think things have been dirty so far you "aint seen nothing yet." As the nation's preference moves away from Barack Obama and toward Mitt Romney, his supporters and the reelection campaign is flailing around trying to find anything to reverse the tide. Sadly part of that "anything" is lies about Mitt Romney, his family and faith all meant to throw voters away from the truth. A man who runs a campaign like that should not be president.