Oh this is the accident of all accidents:
The state's top elections official said Monday he accidentally invested in a company that makes voting machines.
Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor, said he discovered the shares for Diebold Inc. while preparing a required filing for the Ohio Ethics Commission.
"While I was unaware of this stock in my portfolio, its mere presence may be viewed as a conflict and is therefore not acceptable," he said in a letter included in his filing.
Blackwell said his investments are directed by an accountant and financial adviser without his knowledge or help, "similar to a blind trust."
A "blind trust". So the man in charge of elections here also had financial ties to the company that makes the machines. Don't forget that Blackwell also promised to deliver Ohio to Bush in 2004 and was head of his campaign in Ohio. If there are any doubts that Blackwell is one crooked bastard then those should now be brushed aside.