Tagg Romney, son of Mitt Romney who is running for president, has purchased electronic voting machines that will be used in Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, Washington and Colorado, according to reports.
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From Death and Taxes:
You can read detailed accounts of the complexities at Forbes and The Nation, but the basic gist is this: after Romney’s primary loss to McCain in ’08 his son Tagg started a private equity firm called Solamere. Solamere has raised over $200 million in investment funds from Mitt himself and many of his peers, including H.I.G capital, which in turn owns Hart InterCivic, a voting machine company.
And not just any voting machine company. Hart InterCivic supplies machines for the critical swing state of Ohio. Not only that, a testing fiasco in 2007 found that the machines were highly faulty and susceptible to tampering and vote manipulation.
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.
Two members of Hart Intercivic’s board of directors, Neil Tuch and Jeff Bohl, have donated to the “Romney for President” campaign. Bohl gave the Republican nominee a total of $4,000. He also gave $250 to Barack Obama, perhaps after realizing the mistake he made, working for a company in which non-partisanship is important.
Additionally, one of Hart Intercivic’s main investors is HIG Capital, a multi-billion dollar investment fund with employees who are some of Romney’s wealthiest supporters. At least two of the five seats on the board of directors belong to HIG Capital. The investment fund’s founder Tony Tamer, along with three other HIG directors, are some of Romney’s most significant donors.
Douglas Berman and Brian Schwartz, two of those directors, were at Romney’s fundraiser in Boca Raton, Florida, on May 17. The cost of attendance was $50,000 per head. Overall, HIG is the Romney campaign’s 11th-largest contributor.
To make the association even more distinct, one of HIG’s investors is Solamere Capital, which was founded by Romney’s son, Tagg, and his campaign finance chair, Spencer Zwick. Many of Romney’s family members, including himself and his wife, have invested in the Solamere Capital.