The conspiracy-theorist fringe of the American left has found yet another ghost to chase after. This time, the boogeymen are a bunch of voting machines owned by a company partially owned by another company where a small minority of the partners and directors are ex-Bain employees and Romney bundlers.
Tagg Romneyâ€™s equity fund (Solamere Capital) is invested in another investment firm, which invests in the company that owns voting machines.
Whatâ€™s more, almost all of the partners and directors of the voting machine company are â€” gasp! â€” white men.
These eeeeeevil machines are now apparently being programmed to mis-tabulate our votes and foist Mitt Romney upon an unwilling electorate. This is the video that started the madness:
Yeah, weâ€™re not buying it either. The best part is that, if our fresh-faced conspiracy reporter has his facts right, the supposedly dirty investors Â werenâ€™t evenÂ Bain Capital people. Listen carefully to this dude explaining the grand conspiracy. He self-corrects to say that the evil overlords worked at Bain and Company.Â Thatâ€™s not Bain Capital. Itâ€™s the company that Bain Capital spun off of in 1984. Mitt Romney was never CEO of Bain and Company. He worked there in the late â€™70s and early â€™80s and then left to start Bain Capital. So, this is the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon of conspiracy theories.
Still, that doesnâ€™t mean there arenâ€™t a ton of people falling for it:
Oh, and hereâ€™s our personal favorite:
So the idea is to solve perceived disenfranchisement with purposeful mass disenfranchisement? Brilliant!