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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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Someone certainly hopes it will....in their favor!
I do not think Ohio's voting machines will be an issue UNLESS there are other issues that arise around the election results.
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.
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!
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.
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 ?
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