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Oh, great. Rick Ungar at Forbes is out with a story headlined "Romney Family Investment Ties To Voting Machine Company That Could Decide The Election Causing Concern". D'ya think?

I know nothing about Rick Ungar; the story does have a bit of a breathless tone, but I can't see a self-described "capitalist tool" like Forbes diving headlong into left-wing conspiracy theories. Take it for what it's worth.

The gist of it is that a company called Hart Intercivic has poorly secured voting machines in key districts of Ohio. Two of its five board members have contributed significant sums to the Romney campaign.

Another company, H.I.G Capital, is an investor in Hart Intercivic. Its founder and three of its other directors are major fundraisers for Romney; in fact two of them were actually in attendance at the famed "47 percent" get-together. Beyond that, it's being reported that Tagg Romney's investment company (funded in part by his parents and uncle) has joint business interests with H.I.G. Capital.

Frankly I don't know what to think about this. But it sure does seem to have the "appearance of impropriety" about it. We report, you decide.

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