Conference Call Audio Reveals Romney Asking Employers To Pressure Employees Who To Vote For

The website In These Times uncovered audio of Mitt Romney participating in a conference call with a number of small business owners, in which the Republican presidential candidate tells employers that there is nothing wrong with telling employees which politicians they believe will be “in the best interest of your enterprise” and said that whether these employers support him or President Obama, they should “pass along” their recommendations to their employees.

In his concluding remarks in the conference call, Romney suggested that employers be more open with their employees about which candidate would be more beneficial for their business.

“I hope you make it very clear to your employees what you believe is in the best interest of your enterprise and therefore their job and their future in the upcoming elections. And whether you agree with me or you agree with President Obama, or whatever your political view, I hope, I hope you pass those along to your employees.”

Romney made it clear there is “nothing illegal” about talking to employees about such matters, but that it is important for such conversations to take place because he believes “that will figure into their election decision.”

You can listen to Romney’s remarks below.

h/t ThinkProgress

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