"I'm not confident that the election in Ohio was fairly decided."U.S. Congressman from Ohio, Rep. Dennis Kucinich:
"The secretary of state is supposed to administer elections – not throw them."Pollster Lou Harris of the Harris Poll -- described in the piece as "the father of modern day political polling" -- says:
"Ohio was as dirty an election as America has ever seen."John Kerry:
"Can I draw a conclusion that they played tough games and clearly had intent to reduce the level of our vote? Yes, absolutely. Can I tell you to a certainty that it made the difference in the election? I can't. There's no way for me to do that. If I could have done that, then obviously I would have found some legal recourse."Robert F. Kennedy Jr, writing for the Rolling Stone, telling us Ohio Sec. of State J. Kenneth Blackwell (isn't he running for governor of Ohio?) was in cahoots with the White House! Who going to believe that, LOL, I mean, he couldn't have...LOL, I mean that's sour grapes right? Just another bunch a whiny Liberals conspiracy theorizing, right? Noe pleads guilty to illegally funneling donations to Bush
Former GOP fund-raiser Tom Noe admitted today that he used politicians, former aides to Gov. Bob Taft, coworkers, and friends to illegally pour thousands of dollars into the effort to reelect President Bush. Noe entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Court Judge David Katz in Toledo to all three felony charges he faced for violating federal campaign finance law. Appearing with his sister and brother-in-law and three attorneys, Noe was calm and responsive to Judge Katz' questions during the 47-minute hearing. Then, in a brief, 10-second statement, Noe said he voluntarily agreed to change his plea "to accept responsibility to spare my family and friends the further embarassment of any additional court proceeding. Therefore, I plead guilty."
No date was set for sentencing pending a pre-sentencing report to the judge. Noe, who lives in Florida, remains free on $350,000 bond. With the admission, Noe faces a maximum of five years in prison on each count, but likely faces 24-30 months in prison. He also faces a potential fine of nearly $1 million, and possibly probation. John Pearson, an assistant U.S. Attorney in the public integrity section of the Justice Department, said he would seek an even harsher penalty for Noe because of the "potential loss of public faith in the presidential race."