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Will the rumors that Mitt Romney's son owns voting machines influence the electi

  1. Chad Thiele profile image69
    Chad Thieleposted 5 years ago

    Will the rumors that Mitt Romney's son owns voting machines influence the election results in Ohio?

    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?

  2. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Not unless he wins Ohio?????????????????????????????????

    1. Chad Thiele profile image69
      Chad Thieleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I guess what I am wondering is whether or not the rumor will have an effect on voter turnout. Democrats might decide not to vote because they think it won't count anyway and Republicans might not vote because they don't think they need to. Thoughts?

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very possible.

    3. Chad Thiele profile image69
      Chad Thieleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks.

  3. Robephiles profile image89
    Robephilesposted 5 years ago

    I'm thinking that the likelihood of a major recount is low this time, but if there is one it will be in Ohio.  As of now, Ohio seems likely to win Ohio, so if he does and Romney somehow wins anyway, then no controversy.

    1. Chad Thiele profile image69
      Chad Thieleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Do you think it will have an effect on voter turnout from either side?

    2. Robephiles profile image89
      Robephilesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. Chad Thiele profile image69
      Chad Thieleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the input. It will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow.

  4. Skarlet profile image85
    Skarletposted 5 years ago

    They are rumors planted in effort to cause another "scandal" if Romney should win. I am more concerned about the "faulty"computer machines that have been registering an Obama vote after people pick Romney because that is actually happening. The "rumor" you heard is a disgusting attempt to basically frame a man who has never committed a crime in his life of being a criminal.

    In this country we are innocent until PROVEN guilty. Romney's son has lived a clean life with no history of anything crooked. Common sense tells me that even if he were a crook, he would not rig anything in the election because he would be caught for sure. The same people who are planting this rumor would be after him to ruin his father, keep news attention off of the serious shady circumstances surrounding Libya, and the arrests in Las Vegas of people who have been traveling from state to state to continually vote for Obama.

    1. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
      wba108@yahoo.composted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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!

    2. Chad Thiele profile image69
      Chad Thieleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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?

    3. Robephiles profile image89
      Robephilesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. Chad Thiele profile image69
      Chad Thieleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  5. Ken Burgess profile image89
    Ken Burgessposted 5 years ago

    This theory has been fostered in recent weeks by some liberal extremists  and fanned by some Democrats, including Jennifer Brunner , who oversaw Ohio elections as the state’s secretary of state. Brunner told MSNBC , “It doesn’t look good for a presidential candidate’s son to be an investor in a voting machine company.”

    But the facts are that Tagg Romney’s company, Solamere Capital , does not own Hart InterCivic , the company that provides voting machines in Ohio, and there’s no evidence that Solamere has even invested in it. Solamere says that it has no investment in Hart InterCivic and, therefore, no direct or indirect control over it.

    This is just more fear mongering by the Left, just like the Romney will do away with abortion (an impossibility unless Congress puts a bill on his desk making it illegal... an absurd thought that any such legislature could get through a Democrat held Senate) we have had abortion in every state for 30 years now, its not going anywhere... and Romney hasn't paid taxes in 10 years outright lie... there are so many lies and distortions by the Liberal Left with support by NBC and their like, I really am beginning to feel we are living in a Propaganda state, where saying anything against Romney is OK just to hide the truth of how inept Obama has been.

    1. Chad Thiele profile image69
      Chad Thieleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think Tagg Romney has done or plans to do anything illegal. According to factcheck.org, it doesn't look like he even is invested in the company, as you said. What I wonder is whether or not the rumor will influence how the public votes.

    2. Perspycacious profile image81
      Perspycaciousposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Someone certainly hopes it will....in their favor!

  6. lrc7815 profile image87
    lrc7815posted 5 years ago

    I do not think Ohio's voting machines will be an issue UNLESS there are other issues that arise around the election results.

    1. Chad Thiele profile image69
      Chad Thieleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  7. Perspycacious profile image81
    Perspycaciousposted 5 years ago

    What a disgusting attempt to further demean a fine family!  Some folks never realize how low they can stoop until they have tried it over and over again!

    1. Robephiles profile image89
      Robephilesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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."

    2. Chad Thiele profile image69
      Chad Thieleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  8. ahorseback profile image77
    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    If you were to look into your  own financial retirement portfolio , you might be surprise what you own a piece of , Voting machines !   Lame question if you ask me !  For instance did you know that  a one / third of gasoline prices are due to speculation by the people who run your 401 , stock interests , retirement plans . Are you responsible for gasoline price gouging then   ? Romneys son owns stock in a company that makes voting machines , wow ! Theres a conspiracy for you !
    Obama's  was a social worker of some sort , does that mean he favors food stamp  allocations ? Or  is he favourable to welfare fraud ?

    1. Chad Thiele profile image69
      Chad Thieleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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