There has been controversy over the presidential election results in key swing states in recent years (Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004). This year, rumors are already spreading in the state of Ohio that could have citizens questioning the final results. While the rumors that Mitt Romney's son owns voting machines are not true, the facts in the case still have some voters asking questions about the validity of the results even before most votes are cast. Do you think that these rumors will have an effect on voter turnout or influence the election in any other way?
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Absolutely, there is far more to fear from the party that would sacrifice the lives of our soldiers and diplomats for political purposes and produce a voting machine to turn Romney votes to Obama!
I also don't think Tagg Romney has or plans to do anything illegal. I personally don't like rumors that are started on either side of the aisle. In the end, the can backfire. That said, do you think the rumor will effect voter turnout at all?
If you can find a single person who has never committed a crime in their life I'd love to meet him. These days Americans commit at least three felonies a day and that is just on the internet.
Nobody committed a crime. They just said it looked like a conflict of interest or implied that people need to watch the results. We don't want to continue to spread false rumors.
I agree. I don't think that the voting machines will be a problem at all. (At least I hope they aren't.) However, I wonder if the rumor about problems with the voting machines will influence voter turnout or the way that Ohio voters vote, in general.
I'd really like it if Democrats stuck to classy attacks like "Spear-chucking, Kenyan, communist, affirmative action president, son of a porn star, Nazi."
I think that both candidates are good men with good families. They just disagree about how to fix the country.
And, yes, both sides of the aisle are guilty of mud slinging. There are good and bad folks in both parties. We need to highlight the good.
Do you think it will have an effect on voter turnout from either side?
Ohio is so close and so important that if anybody is staying home at this point I don't think they care who wins. If you are going to vote for Romney I don't see why this would stop you from voting and if you are voting for Obama, same thing.
Thanks for the input. It will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow.
I don't think that Tagg Romney did anything wrong. I asked that question to see if people thought the perception of wrongdoing would influence the vote in Ohio. I think the question was and is valid.