Tagg Romney Invested in Ohio Voting Machines-Fiction!

Tagg Romney Invested in Ohio Voting Machines-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

Twitter tweets and forwarded emails alleging that Tagg Romney, the son of Governor Mitt Romey, has invested in Ohio electronic voting machines to help his father win the election.

The Truth:

This is fiction according to an October 23, 2012 article in the Weekly Standard that said, “several left-wing news outlets are reporting on a financial relationship between one of Mitt Romney’s sons and a voting machine company –with some even implying that the relationship could lead to tampering with votes on Election Day to benefit the Republican. The only problem? There doesn’t seem to be any evidence of any financial relationship between Romney’s son, Tagg, and the company.”

The article said that Tagg Romney runs an investment fund called Solamere Capital, which is a “financial partner with HIG Capital, a private equity firm that manages a whole range of investments. HIG also invests in Hart Intercivic, a polling machine company that operates machines at polling places in Hamilton County, Ohio. But Solamere does not have any financial interest in Hart.”

updated 10/25/12