"...the focus of this investigation ought to start at the top. Where intelligence starts and stops is at the White House. The president sets the priorities and he’s the number one customer. So if he’s not getting the intelligence he needs and if he’s not paying attention to what else is going on, then something else is wrong there between them and the advisers he has.
...Nobody can sit here today — no one, particularly the amount of intelligence that the White House got — and say, “We didn’t know this was a problem.” I mean, give me a break.
"You don’t often find a case of fraud this blatant and ham handed, but now Ohio is faced with the task of going back and surveying all of the group’s other registration forms to see what other surprises await. It’s true that the normal voter registration process can be subject to typical clerical errors with bad addresses or zip codes on forms, people who have moved or any number of other complications. But these are brand new registrations which include multiple forms filled out in the same handwriting for residents who have already shuffled off the mortal coil."