Blackwell accidentally held shares in election-machine maker
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell revealed Monday he accidentally invested in shares of voting-machine manufacturer Diebold Inc. last year, a period when he was sued by other manufacturers over contracts that Diebold was up for.
In a required ethics filing, Blackwell, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor, said his investments are directed by an accountant and financial adviser without his knowledge or help, “similar to a blind trust.” He said a manager of his investments account at Credit Suisse First Boston bought 178 shares of Diebold stock at $53.67 per share in January 2005.
These guys must really think we are stupid. We have the Secretary of State for Ohio “accidently” investing in Diebold via an account “similar to a blind trust”.